Molly Shannon says child star Gary Coleman assaulted her in a hotel room

Molly Shannon said a “relentless” Gary Coleman repeatedly grabbed her as she tried to kiss and fondle her when she met him. (Watch the video below.)

The ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum’s unsettling encounter with the late child star of ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ (1978-86) seemed to happen during his run of sitcom fame.

In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, Shannon said she joined Coleman and the agent they shared in a hotel suite so she could speak with the popular actor. He had seemed charming at first, she remembered. He held her hand and told her she reminded him of Kimberly, the character Dana Plato played in “Diff’rent Strokes.”

But as soon as the officer left the room, Shannon said Coleman became aggressive. The tickle turned into an attack.

According to Shannon, he kept climbing on her. She kept rejecting him. She gestured to indicate that he was also reaching for her breasts. “He was relentless,” she said.

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