Micky The Baboon, who starred in 2012 hit movie Rock Of Ages, might have been the victim of a sexual assault lawsuit if he was human, after he grabbed a TV reporter’s breasts mid-show.
Sabrina Rodriguez, a reporter for Fox 40 in California, was shooting a live spot on the Lodi Grape Festival in San Joaquin County when the baboon made his move.
After shaking hands with Mickey, the telly presenter soon found herself in an awkward position when the naughty chap placed one paw on her shoulder and the other on her breast, where it remained throughout the broadcast.
Ms Rodriguez, 29, an Emmy award winning TV news reporter, continued with her piece, telling viewers “he’s trying to cop a little bit of a feel”, as the baboon bared its teeth at the camera.
Having kept her composure throughout she finished her segment with the sign off: “Join us soon when we’ll be learning a bit about why baboons like grapes.”
She was shooting a live trailer for her report on the festival – which featured a Wild about Monkeys show – aimed at showing the social side of the mammal.