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Richard Simmons Allegedly Slaps Man at Airport (Slappin' to the Oldies?)
FOX ^ | Mar. 25, 2004

Posted on 03/25/2004 6:08:35 PM PST by nuconvert

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:39:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PHOENIX Exercise guru Richard Simmons (search) allegedly slapped a man who made a sarcastic remark about one of his videos, police said.

Simmons, known for his "Sweatin' to the Oldies" (search) series of exercise videos set to songs from the 1950s and 60s, was cited for misdemeanor assault.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assault; diet; exercise; simmons; slapping; sweatin
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LOL!
1 posted on 03/25/2004 6:08:36 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
What heterosexual man SLAPS a man? A real man SLUGS doesn't he? What a girlie girl!
2 posted on 03/25/2004 6:10:35 PM PST by sonserae
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To: nuconvert
Thats about the worst thing that can happen to any man, to be B-slapped by Richard Simmons.

I wouldnt have told anyone.

3 posted on 03/25/2004 6:10:47 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: sonserae
ROTFLMAO...he ain't no man anyway:)
4 posted on 03/25/2004 6:11:54 PM PST by Kerry Go Home
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To: nuconvert
""Mr. Simmons took exception to it and walked over to the other passenger and apparently slapped him in the face."

You Go Girl!

5 posted on 03/25/2004 6:12:07 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: nuconvert
Thuper!

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

6 posted on 03/25/2004 6:12:56 PM PST by Mike Bates (Artist Formerly Known as mikeb704.)
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To: nuconvert
Thanks for posting many great articles.

Respectfully request fewer abbreviations in links. For example, not everyone knows that FOX means Fox News, or that NRO means National Review Online. I think it is better to spell them out.

7 posted on 03/25/2004 6:13:19 PM PST by NutCrackerBoy
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To: No Blue States
"Thats about the worst thing that can happen to any man, to be B-slapped by Richard Simmons."

What a way to have your 15 minutes of fame, huh?

8 posted on 03/25/2004 6:13:44 PM PST by realpatriot
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To: nuconvert
Smithers, release the Richard Simmons robot! ;-)
9 posted on 03/25/2004 6:14:17 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Minister for the Conversion of Hardened Sinners,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: No Blue States
Richie is getting a bit long in the tooth.
10 posted on 03/25/2004 6:14:34 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: No Blue States
LOL!!
11 posted on 03/25/2004 6:15:03 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: cyborg
hehhe

You dont tug on supermans cape, You dont pull the mask off the ol lone ranger, and you dont make fun of Richard Simmons.

12 posted on 03/25/2004 6:16:15 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: cyborg
If Simmons slapped me I would do a TKO! Heck, even a straight guy:)
13 posted on 03/25/2004 6:17:28 PM PST by Kerry Go Home
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To: No Blue States
You got that right!
14 posted on 03/25/2004 6:19:09 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: nuconvert
I heard on the radio that the guy Simmons slapped was 6'5" and weighed 250 pounds.

Richard is a fruitcake, but he does have balls.

15 posted on 03/25/2004 6:20:54 PM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: realpatriot
He will forever be known as the guy who Richard simmons beat up. What a price to pay for 15 minutes of limelight.
16 posted on 03/25/2004 6:20:56 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: NutCrackerBoy
You're welcome.

I usually just copy/paste. You're asking me to type.......
I'll take it under advisement.
17 posted on 03/25/2004 6:23:44 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: nuconvert
What exactly was so wrong with what the guy said? Simmons is totally inappropriate to slap someone. He needs to grow up.
18 posted on 03/25/2004 6:23:47 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl
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To: 11th Earl of Mar
Won't even think about trying to make us something in response to that one!
19 posted on 03/25/2004 6:23:53 PM PST by CedarDave (Election 2004: When Democrats attack, it's campaigning; when Republicans campaign, it's attacking.)
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To: nuconvert
The passenger, whose identity wasn't immediately available, wasn't injured but told police that he intended to file charges against Simmons, 55.

I'm sorry...but that's just sad. Who's the bigger sissy here, really?

20 posted on 03/25/2004 6:24:00 PM PST by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: nuconvert
Who the hell knows what kind of biohazard Richard Simmons is. Just let the queer go by, and spare yourself some infectious disease, or worse, AIDS.
21 posted on 03/25/2004 6:24:04 PM PST by lormand (Dead people vote DemocRAT)
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To: nuconvert
"Sweatin to the Oldies?"

I bought one of those video's once, but after 5 minutes, I was an "Oldie, Sweatin' and sat in the floor and enjoyed the music!
22 posted on 03/25/2004 6:25:43 PM PST by ladyinred (Weakness Invites War. Peace through Strength.)
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To: No Blue States
I don't know, but I've always like Richard Simmons.

He's a little wierd, but exercise and self-improvement is a good thing to advocate, endorse and promote.

He's successful and that's alright.

23 posted on 03/25/2004 6:25:48 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: RosieCotton
$$$$$$$
24 posted on 03/25/2004 6:26:10 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: Cinnamon Girl
I'm with you.....the guy just recognized him, and made a comment about his "work." Sheesh.....must be a liberal!
25 posted on 03/25/2004 6:26:49 PM PST by goodnesswins (The Democrat "Funeral" is on.....dum..dum..di...dum.)
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To: nuconvert
Well, obviously.
26 posted on 03/25/2004 6:26:57 PM PST by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: billorites
"I don't know, but I've always like Richard Simmons."

Announcements of our civil committment ceremony will be posted on FreeRepublic shortly.

I hope Freepers will join us in Burlington...

27 posted on 03/25/2004 6:28:47 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
LOL!!
28 posted on 03/25/2004 6:29:24 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
slappin' PonG
29 posted on 03/25/2004 6:31:45 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: billorites
Its just the way he talks and moves that make me cringe.

This may have been a publicity stunt, His Janets nipple..

What the guy said doesnt seem as if that would rile him up that much.

If he has helped many people lose weight I can respect that part, telling heavy people the truth (exercise is key)instead of selling snake oil like so many.
30 posted on 03/25/2004 6:31:49 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: nuconvert
Richard Simmons is a nice guy.

He's a fat kid from New Orleans who made something of himself. He got in shape, overcame some self-esteem issues, (boy, did he ever!!), and became very successful.

I admire that and it's an example of the American dream thingy that we advocate and promote here on Free Republic. He should be applauded for it.

The scurrilous rumors that somehow he is less manly a man than Rock Hudson or Michael Huffington really aren't any of our business are they?

31 posted on 03/25/2004 6:35:59 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: sonserae
"What heterosexual man SLAPS a man? A real man SLUGS doesn't he? What a girlie girl!"

Yeah, but what man even makes a fuss over being slapped by a girlie girl? Most men wouldn't even want anyone to know about it. Pressing charges for being slapped? Ha ha!

32 posted on 03/25/2004 6:37:14 PM PST by mass55th
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To: cyborg
"Richie is getting a bit long in the tooth."

Just you wait cyborg.

We'll all be lucky to grow old as gracefully. At least he looks in shape for a 55 y.o. guy.

O.K. the gym shorts probably don't help...

33 posted on 03/25/2004 6:38:39 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
Oh I know...being a female I fear gravity :D
34 posted on 03/25/2004 6:39:29 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: mass55th
"What heterosexual man SLAPS a man?"

Uh, well...

There's something about Richard that you should know...

35 posted on 03/25/2004 6:40:28 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cyborg

36 posted on 03/25/2004 6:40:59 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Someone annointing him queen? :-) Seriously I like Richard Simmons. He's encouraged a lot of women to lose weight. He has that same look, and has never had plastic surgery I think.
37 posted on 03/25/2004 6:42:18 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: cyborg

38 posted on 03/25/2004 6:43:28 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: cyborg
He's nipped and tucked.
39 posted on 03/25/2004 6:44:30 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Every personal trainer's role model :-)
40 posted on 03/25/2004 6:44:39 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
There you go!

Not every heterosexual guy is comfortable wearing a crown with tank top.

Richard, though, carries it off with aplomb!

41 posted on 03/25/2004 6:44:57 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cyborg
Every personal trainer's role model :-)

Yer skating on thin ice there, girl!

42 posted on 03/25/2004 6:45:35 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: cyborg
"has never had plastic surgery I think."

not successfully, at any rate.

43 posted on 03/25/2004 6:46:05 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites
"The scurrilous rumors that somehow he is less manly a man than Rock Hudson or Michael Huffington really aren't any of our business are they?"

Seems you've made it Your business.

"Announcements of our civil committment ceremony will be posted on FreeRepublic shortly.

I hope Freepers will join us in Burlington..."


44 posted on 03/25/2004 6:47:16 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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To: NYC GOP Chick
I have a certificate. I'm my own best client :O)
45 posted on 03/25/2004 6:47:28 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: cyborg
Do you renew it every couple of years?
46 posted on 03/25/2004 6:47:59 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick ("If I could shoot like that, I would still be in the NBA" -- Bill Clinton, circa 1995)
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To: nuconvert
How old is he? But then again he was three hundred pounds... excess skin can be a but burdensome!
47 posted on 03/25/2004 6:48:26 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
No I let it go. I would have to retake the class which I may do. Hofstra has a CPT class and test. I'm considering all my career options.
48 posted on 03/25/2004 6:50:19 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: billorites
What heterosexual man SLAPS a man is not my comment. I only quoted it. I know Richard's a homo. Even a blind person could see that ;-)
49 posted on 03/25/2004 6:50:21 PM PST by mass55th
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To: cyborg
Article says 55.

"but burdensome"? Lol
50 posted on 03/25/2004 6:50:47 PM PST by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ( President Bush 3-20-04))
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