In a resurfaced audio interview, Leonardo’s friend Dicaprio reveals a disturbing allegation against the actor.
DiCaprio’s friend Harold Hunter, a skateboarder and actor who starred in the controversial 1995 film ‘Kids’, has opened up about his friendship with the ‘Titanic’ actor, including parties the two often attended together .
Hunter, who died in 2006 after a battle with drug addiction, was remembered not only for “his skating skills” but also for “his charm and penchant for parties”, according to his New York Times obituary.
“His fame has spread beyond skateboarding circles to nightlife,” reads his obituary.
Hunter claimed that Leonardo DiCaprio would force women to have sex with him.
In a 2002 interview, Hunter apparently boasted that women were sexually coerced by DiCaprio into having sex with him.
“Leonardo DiCaprio, he’s a pretty cool guy, you know? I’d go to his house and we’d have private parties. All these girls would come, all these models and stuff would come, and we’d have so much fun,” he said. Hunter.
Mackenzie Eisenhour, who was interviewing Hunter, then asked, “So he really likes ladies?”
“He likes women,” Hunter replied. “He was like, ‘Yo, go get my friend Harold.’ I would try to flirt with a girl, and the girl won’t like me. So Leo said, ‘If you don’t like Harold, I won’t go for you.'”
Hunter went on to say that women often hesitate before finally conceding in hopes of being with DiCaprio.
“So the girl [would] be like, ‘Yeah yeah, sure, whatever, whatever…’ So I’d be like, ‘What’s up, what’s up? It’s nothing, man. If you play with me, just think of Leo. You know what I mean? So I find myself going out with the girls…”
In the 90s, Hunter and DiCaprio were sometimes seen together in the same social circlesand the two appeared in the 2021 Hulu documentary “Kid 90,” via home videos recorded by teenage Soleil Moon Frye from the same decade.
DiCaprio has previously come under fire for his past behavior in his friend groups during this time.
During the ’90s, DiCaprio and many young actors, including Tobey Maguire, were often called out for inappropriate behavior.
They all ran in the same group of friends, labeled “P-ssy Posse” and “Wolf Pack”, and were known as a notorious group that caused havoc.
According to Complex, the rowdy group of young actors were best known for their parties, which “included sneaking into Victoria’s Secret events in New York, impromptu trips to Vegas, setting stink bombs at the Sky Bar, and always, chasing the girls.”
Most notably, during this period, the film “Don’s Plum” was produced, written and directed by the Posse.
The film was extremely offensive and misogynistic and both Maguire and DiCaprio tried to block it, per Complex.
The group was also accused of trying to nominate a journalist.
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In 1998, Nancy Jo Sales wrote a profile on DiCaprio and the Posse for New York Magazine, where she detailed how she tried to get in touch with DiCaprio only to receive a disturbing voicemail from the young actor.
“A group of young boys – they all looked drunk – were laughing and cutting in the background,” Sales wrote.
“The speaker was telling me that if I wanted an interview with him, I should ‘make a deal’ in the sense of doing something for him that Monica [Lewinsky] did for bill [Clinton]. “Then maybe we’ll talk!” he’s laughing.”
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