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Andrew Rannells reveals Catholic priest forced open his mouth to French kiss him as a teenager

The 'Book of Mormon' star opened up about the incident in his memoir 'Too Much is Never Enough'

2019-03-15

Andrew Rannells revealed a Catholic priest forced open his mouth to kiss him when he was a teenager.

The Book of Mormon and Girls star has opened up about the incident which happened the year before his graduation in his new memoir, ‘Too Much is Never Enough’, where he revealed the priest forced himself on him.

In an extract posted on Vulture, Andrew recalls how “he hugged me tightly. I felt safe and heard and understood.

“Then, with unexpected force, he kissed me. On the lips.

“He muscled his tongue into my mouth and held the back of my head still. Then he released me and made the sign of the cross on my forehead. He smiled.”

The actor goes on to say how he avoided the priest – which he gave the alias Father Dominic – for the rest of the year until his parents invited him to his graduation barbeque.

He continued: “I just stood there and let him. I didn’t kiss back, but I also didn’t move.

“I thought, ‘How many teenage boys have to deal with this shit at their graduation parties? Am I the only one? Or was Father Dominic just taking a tour of homes and forcing French kisses on young men throughout the city?’”

'Too Much is Never Enough' is out now.