This comes on the heels of her accusing Fox News host Eric Bolling of sexual harassment. Bolling is currently suspended from the network as it investigates her claims.
Caroline Heldman, an associate professor of politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, has accused former MLB All-Star and World Series champion Lenny Dykstra of sexual harassment.
In a Facebook post Saturday, Heldman said Dykstra made unwanted sexual advances while she was a guest on Fox News.
“On March 20, 2011, Lenny Dykstra persistently asked me to a party and told me that he gets ‘sexually aroused when I talk politics.’ He also harassed the make-up artist who was curling my hair at the time,” Heldman wrote.
According to Heldman, when she and the make-up artist turned away Dykstra’s advances, he got confrontational and physical by grabbing her wrist. Heldman added that Dykstra “seemed high” during those moments.
“I’m a trained martial artist, and it took a lot of self-control not to respond to his physical violence in kind,” she told Philly.com. “Instead, I broke the wrist grab and told him to leave.”
Shockingly, Dykstra didn’t outright deny the allegations when asked about them.
He told Philly.com that while he doesn’t remember Heldman specifically, he didn’t necessarily doubt her claims.
“She’s just one of many, dude. She got to get on the space shuttle,” Dykstra said. He was quick to contend that Heldman was most likely seeking more publicity at his expense, but did admit that attractive women who talk about politics were “sexually arousing” to him.
“Mr. Dkystra is absolutely wrong that my coming forward is about getting attention,” Heldman responded. “This is about using my voice to stand in truth on behalf of women and men who have faced similar circumstances and are not able to come forward.”
Dykstra, 54, has been a frequent guest on Fox News and Fox Business. He typically has promoted his investment company, Nails Investments.
He was sentenced to house arrest in May 2011 after a bankruptcy fraud indictment.
Dykstra was a center fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets, known for his grittiness and chewing tobacco, and won a World Series with the Mets in 1986.
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