It was the 50’s. Shatner had just arrived in the Big Apple and was treated to a taste of the old Times Square. Gay panic ensued.
Shatner tells Page Six: “I was wandering around Times Square and this guy says, ‘I’m going to Radio City Music Hall, would you like to come?’ And I said, ‘Oh, yes’ – [I thought] wow, New York is everything I heard it was going to be! We’re in the audience, I’m a young hot-blooded Canadian and out come the dancing girls, a plethora of women – and I feel his hand brush my knee. I thought, well, it’s an accident, then I felt it again. What the [bleep]? I got up and ran out.”
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