Paul Reubens Offers Proof He Wasn't Masturbating During 1991 Arrest
Paul Reubens has opened up to Playboy about his 1991 arrest and spoke more in depth about it, and why he should have had the charges dropped, than ever before.
After being arrested in an adult movie theater, his attorneys had Reubens plead no contest to avoid a trial.
On why he's innocent of the 1991 charge that he was masturbating in an adult theatre: "Had we gone to trial, we had ready an expert from the Masters and Johnson Institute who was going to testify that in 30 years of research on masturbation the institute had never found one person who masturbated with his or her nondominant hand. I'm right-handed, and the police report said I was jerking off with my left hand. That would have been the end of the case right there, proof it couldn't have been me."
On hiding out with wealthy philanthropist Doris Duke following the 1991 scandal: "She was always so nice to me...So I called her and said, 'I'm in trouble.' She said to come to her house in New Jersey. I said, 'Wait, wait, wait. Let me tell you. I'm not just in trouble--I'm in trouble! ...They put me in the cottage Imelda Marcos had just vacated, and the staff did what they would do for any guest."