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Richard Simmons’ Publicist Wants You to Know Those Sex Change Rumors Are a ‘Fabrication’

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 5.10.25 PMRichard Simmons has been missing from public life for a few years and resurfaced a few days ago when reports came out that he’d been brought to a hospital in LA for acting erratically. It reminded me of how, just a few months ago, he called into The Today Show to insist that rumors he’d been held hostage by his maid were untrue.

One of you commented this on the article about that call:

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Very clever, Mediaite commenters! You’re not alone, whoever you are; The National Enquirer released a report today that claimed Simmons has been in the process of transitioning into a woman for the past two years.

Simmons’ publicist quickly shot that down to Gossip Cop, saying that the cover story of Simmons now going by “Fiona” is a “complete fabrication.”

Here’s how the Enquirer responded to that:

It isn’t surprising that there are photos of Simmons in traditionally female clothing. What is surprising is that someone a the Enquirer is surprised by that.

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