Logansport Pharos Tribune November 20, 1991 Asked in the December issue of Us magazine if there was anything in her past that might keep her from gaining public Office,Bette Midler said: “Well, I slept with Geraldo (Rivera). That’s a completely humiliating thing to have to admit.” She doesn’t deny his allegations after all? “I just deny that I was ‘insatiable.’ In my youth â€” so many years ago â€” I was a pretty hot number. But since I had my ‘big comeback’ people perceive me as having _ mellowed … as much more matronly…. But who cares. It’s a blip on the screen of my life, believe me.