This clown allegedly approached two women waiting to get into a haunted barn last month in Wisconsin and asked them, “Do you want me to Donald Trump?”
Then he made a hand gesture toward their vaginas and made a squeezing motion.
“Even Pennywise would be ashamed,” declared The New York Post.
He didn’t touch them then, but Brandon Goral — aka Shakes the Clown — is accused of groping those women later at a KOA Campground in Janesville, Wisc., according to The Smoking Gun.
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Police were summoned to the scene on Oct. 23 on a report that women were “touched inappropriately by a clown.”
The two women told police that a “clown with green hair” approached them with the Trump comment and gesture, according to the criminal complaint obtained by The Smoking Gun.
They told police they were “caught off guard by what the clown had said and found it inappropriate,” the complaint says.
Then, he allegedly grabbed and squeezed the breast of one woman, then did the same thing to the other, leaving them feeling “violated and uncomfortable.”
They did not give the clown consent to grab their breasts, they told investigators.
Goral told investigators that he does not touch women’s breasts unless he is asked to, and that several women asked him to because they wanted to pose for photos, according to The Janesville Gazette.
Investigators reportedly asked him how many times women requested such photos, and he said “three to four tops.”
He told police he knew the haunted house rules about not touching customers and that he “knows not to touch them unless they ask him to.”
He admitted to making the Trump comment and hand gesture, according to the criminal complaint. “You can see when people are political,” he said, though it’s unclear what he meant by that.
Goral was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, the Gazette reported. The maximum penalty, according to the newspaper, is nine months in jail and a $10,000 fine.
“Shakes the Clown” is the name of a 1991 dark comedy starring comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in the title role as an alcoholic birthday-party clown framed for murder. Goral is not associated with the film in any way, according to Patch.com.