Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"Grandma the Clown" admits to pressuring teen to take pornographic photos, resigns from circus: report

By CBS News
, Jan. 24, 2018

The man who performed as the beloved "Grandma the Clown" for decades has resigned from the Big Apple Circus after being accused of sexual misconduct, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Barry Lubin, 65, admitted in a statement from his lawyer that he pressured the teen aerialist into nude photographs in 2004.

Lubin resigned on Friday after a woman, then a 16-year-old aerialist, came forward and accused him of pressuring her to pose naked in photos, the circus' chairman Dr. Neil Kahanovitz told the Times.

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