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Former Lassie star says Sal Mineo tried to rape him when he was 17.

Lassie star Jon Provost's shocking secret!

Jon - who played young Timmy Martin on the classic TV show - breaks a 40 year silence and discloses his innocence was destroyed forever by the man he considered his role model, Sal Mineo.

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by Anonymousreply 103January 17, 2009 9:18 PM

Here's what Provost looked like at 17.(He was born in 1950 and this pic is from '67) No wonder Sal tried to get a piece of that.

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by Anonymousreply 1January 14, 2009 8:17 AM

Better than having Lassie rape him.

by Anonymousreply 2January 14, 2009 8:18 AM

Sal Mineo was nothing to throw away. Silly boy.

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by Anonymousreply 3January 14, 2009 8:25 AM

Is this Sal Mineo Week on DL?

by Anonymousreply 4January 14, 2009 8:33 AM

Sal would have been 70 on January 10th.

by Anonymousreply 5January 14, 2009 8:37 AM

wow, how times have changed. Nowdays it's considered a compliment when hot gay guys hit on cute straight guys.

by Anonymousreply 6January 14, 2009 8:48 AM

R6, you must not live in the states. You'd get youre teeth knocked down your throat for hitting on a cute straight guy most places in the U.S.

by Anonymousreply 7January 14, 2009 9:04 AM

R1, doesn't NAMBLA have a forum for the likes of creeps like you?

by Anonymousreply 8January 14, 2009 9:08 AM

Sal had a girlfriend?

by Anonymousreply 9January 14, 2009 10:06 AM

Her name was James Dean.

by Anonymousreply 10January 14, 2009 2:39 PM

He stole Helen Hunt's forehead!

by Anonymousreply 11January 14, 2009 2:48 PM

My husband had sex with John's younger brother. They were both around 20 at the time.

by Anonymousreply 12January 14, 2009 2:54 PM

Provost is a fanatical fundie so of course he's going to make up a anti-gay story to create hate.

by Anonymousreply 13January 14, 2009 3:29 PM

Lucky bitch. Destroyed innocence my ass.

by Anonymousreply 14January 14, 2009 3:32 PM

"Sal jumps into the bed and puts some 'poppers' (the drug amyl nitrate) under my nose to disorient me"

Bullshit! What a stereotype story. It's just like Warren's story of his "gay friends" who said to him "what's wrong with having multiple sex partners?" Suuuuuuuure it happened, Provost.

by Anonymousreply 15January 14, 2009 3:34 PM

I thought Provost was gay? Or one of those young Disney stars of the early sixties...

by Anonymousreply 16January 14, 2009 3:40 PM

What's wrong with wacking off in the street, in front of mothers and their children? I don't understand what's wrong with that, Pastor Warren, please explain. Just a silly, sexually-obsessed sodomite here, after all.

by Anonymousreply 17January 14, 2009 3:41 PM

This really doesn't sound made up. Sal Mineo was a freak. This would actually MAKE someone a fundie. I'd like to know how old Susan was when she started sleeping with Jon. It sounds like she was procuring?

by Anonymousreply 18January 14, 2009 3:43 PM

This thread is making me horny!

by Anonymousreply 19January 14, 2009 3:46 PM

"This really doesn't sound made up. Sal Mineo was a freak. This would actually MAKE someone a fundie."


by Anonymousreply 20January 14, 2009 3:50 PM

This really doesn't sound made up."

Yes it does, fundie-boy has zero credibility. He's also accusing someone who can't defend themselves, which is totally unfair and simply slanderous.

by Anonymousreply 21January 14, 2009 3:53 PM

Fundie are LIARS!

by Anonymousreply 22January 14, 2009 3:55 PM

He was 17 years old, fucking grown women and doing poppers... Sorry, he may have had a gay guy try to fuck him, but that was certainly no "rape".

Nice try at selling books though, MARY.

by Anonymousreply 23January 14, 2009 3:57 PM

"He's also accusing someone who can't defend themselves, which is totally unfair and simply slanderous. "

Something liars always do. This is textbook bullshit. Get a clue, people.

by Anonymousreply 24January 14, 2009 3:57 PM

""I was almost incapacitated but still fought him off. I finally got out of his grip and got out of there, but I was furious. Our friendship was over."

THAT's why it sounds made up. A tiny twink like Provost admitting he was "almost incapacitated", but fought off Mineo? Right.

Just another has-been trying to sell a book. As if anyone cares about a long-forgotten tv star.

"Timmy's in the Well: The Jon Provost Story."


by Anonymousreply 25January 14, 2009 3:57 PM

What does Don Johnson have to say about this?

by Anonymousreply 26January 14, 2009 3:58 PM

Sal did not have a girlfriend.

by Anonymousreply 27January 14, 2009 4:01 PM

How common were poppers in the 60's? I thought they were a 70's thing.

by Anonymousreply 28January 14, 2009 4:09 PM


by Anonymousreply 29January 14, 2009 4:20 PM

Lassie was molested by Jon.

by Anonymousreply 30January 14, 2009 4:35 PM

""I was only 17 years old. It was the '60s, and like everyone else, I began to be sexually curious, but with women - not men,"

Sure you were, Mr. Gay Face, sure you were.

"Oops! I took a hit of poppers and bottomed for the next ten years!"

by Anonymousreply 31January 14, 2009 4:55 PM

My first question after reading the article was, "Is he a fundie now?"

And sure enough ...

by Anonymousreply 32January 14, 2009 4:59 PM

r9- he was romantically involved with Exodus co-star Jill Haworth. At least until he came out to her. I wonder if "Susan" was Jill?

by Anonymousreply 33January 14, 2009 5:04 PM

Wrong r27- Sal's girlfriend was Jill Haworth who played Karen in Exodus and played Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway. They lived together until he told her he was gay. At that time he revealed that he was in a sexual relationship wit actor Courtney Burr. Up to that time, Jill thought that Sal and Courtney were friends. Good friends,not lovers.

by Anonymousreply 34January 14, 2009 5:08 PM

That is the most severe case of gay face I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 35January 14, 2009 5:09 PM

Something like that probably did happen. Provost was a cute boy, Mineo was gay, these were Hollywood actors...it probably happened. But it sound embellished; probably Mineo made a sexual pass at him, but the bit about "poppers" seems a little forced. Anyway, why all the doubt? It sounds like typical sexual behavior in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 36January 14, 2009 5:10 PM

Sal and Jill. Photo from 1962 when they were still a couple.

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by Anonymousreply 37January 14, 2009 5:10 PM

[quote]I thought Provost was gay? Or one of those young Disney stars of the early sixties...

Tommy Kirk is the Disney boy who turned out to be gay. And isn't Porvost's Lassie predecessor Tommy Rettig also gay?

by Anonymousreply 38January 14, 2009 5:16 PM

not wrong r34

why are you buying the Hollywood version? as in Liz Sheridan and James Dean?

by Anonymousreply 39January 14, 2009 5:20 PM

Here's what Provost story reads:

Under age attack by known gay = gays are pedophiles

Poppers use = all gay men are drug addicts

What crap this is. Gay stereotypes all over this story. It's a lie to sell books.

by Anonymousreply 40January 14, 2009 5:28 PM

What is that mossy patch of stuff on his head?

by Anonymousreply 41January 14, 2009 5:33 PM

r39- They lived together. Jill was 15. She was head over heels in love with him. After he came out, it about crushed her. I remember at his funeral how upset she was. She loved him dearly. There is a 2 part radio interview that was done one year ago where Jill briefly discusses when she found out he was gay.

by Anonymousreply 42January 14, 2009 5:37 PM

Link to Jill Haworth radio interview where she talks briefly about Sal. This in in two parts. Sorry, can't recall which part but I think she mentions Sal in Part One. At link, you may have to scroll down to Jill Haworth Part 1.

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by Anonymousreply 43January 14, 2009 5:40 PM

Did Sal have a thing with Don Johnston?

by Anonymousreply 44January 14, 2009 5:42 PM

I so prefer to believe Provost is lying and actually got ravished by Sal Mineo, and secretly loved it. Am I a bad person?

by Anonymousreply 45January 14, 2009 5:42 PM

That's more likely what happened, R45.

by Anonymousreply 46January 14, 2009 5:47 PM

He was always a whiney little bitch. That's why I had the whole family written off and went solo in '64.

Above-the-title stars had that kind of clout back then.

by Anonymousreply 47January 14, 2009 5:54 PM

r42, I'm not buying it. I don't buy Liz Sheridan and Jimmy Dean either.

Yes, r44

by Anonymousreply 48January 14, 2009 5:54 PM

What did he say about Liz Sheridan and Jimmy Dean, r48?

by Anonymousreply 49January 14, 2009 5:55 PM

[quote]got ravished by Sal Mineo

That would be [bold]ravaged[/bold] by the ravishing Sal Mineo.

by Anonymousreply 50January 14, 2009 5:59 PM

Haworth discusses Mineo in Part 2 of that radio interview at the beginning around 9:01.

by Anonymousreply 51January 14, 2009 6:02 PM

Hmm - maybe it was the loss of innocence that makes it okay for him to hawk a shirtless beach photo of himself at 17 for $20 a pop. I wonder how much the nude shots go for?

by Anonymousreply 52January 14, 2009 6:05 PM

That link at r2 is awfully convenient.

You can buy the picture on the website for 20 bucks.

Question: Why is Provost still selling beefcake pictures of his 16 year old self anyway?

by Anonymousreply 53January 14, 2009 6:06 PM

"What did he say about Liz Sheridan and Jimmy Dean, r48?"

Nothing, It's the Sal Mineo/Jill Haworth thing being tantamount to Liz Sheridan going on and on about being engaged to Jimmy.

by Anonymousreply 54January 14, 2009 6:12 PM

Sal was born in '39 so that would've made him 28 at the time of the supposed attack.

by Anonymousreply 55January 14, 2009 6:13 PM

How could Sal be gay and living with a gf at the same time who didn't know he was gay. Didn't they fuck?

by Anonymousreply 56January 14, 2009 6:13 PM

r 56--They might not have, fucked that is. Haworth was 15 at the time they met on the set of Exodus. She lived with him until she was 18. She refers to him as her first lover on that radio interview but, who knows? Maybe the relationship was not consumated. Might have been similar to Liza Minnelli's relationship with first husband Peter Allen. No sex.

by Anonymousreply 57January 14, 2009 6:24 PM

More about Sal

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by Anonymousreply 58January 14, 2009 6:29 PM

"Former Lassie star says Sal Mineo tried to rape him when he was 17"

Would that be considered Salprise Anal?

by Anonymousreply 59January 14, 2009 6:49 PM

One should not attempt surprise anal on a 17-year-old.

by Anonymousreply 60January 14, 2009 6:53 PM

I love you R2.

by Anonymousreply 61January 14, 2009 6:55 PM

He's kinda hot in that r1 pic, but I never liked his earlier Lassie role. Too prissy and unrealistic. Tommy Rettig was much better, as was the direction of that show.

by Anonymousreply 62January 14, 2009 6:56 PM

^^ Those two Lassie shows were like night and day. Agree that the first was best.

by Anonymousreply 63January 14, 2009 6:59 PM

What sane person would turn down a free boning from Sal Minio? Is a case of heterosexuality really that debilitating to one's capacity to make sound judgments?

by Anonymousreply 64January 14, 2009 7:02 PM

Closeted gays and lesbians have sex with the opposite sex all the time, so it's quite possible he and Jill were having sex (except he was probably imagining she was James Dean).

by Anonymousreply 65January 14, 2009 7:11 PM

How is his name pronounced? Is it Mi -NEIGH-O or MIN-e-o?

by Anonymousreply 66January 14, 2009 7:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 67January 14, 2009 7:19 PM

That's true R65. Look at McGreevey.

by Anonymousreply 68January 14, 2009 7:21 PM

"Did Sal have a thing with Don Johnston?"

Sal hired the then unknown Johnson for his men's prison drama. Johnson was of course all mops of blond hair and pink-skinned something that Mineo would have liked to have been. Supposedly Mineo didn't get a piece of Johnson ever. Mineo wanted to BE Johnson more than to have him.

by Anonymousreply 69January 14, 2009 7:31 PM

[quote]"I was almost incapacitated but still fought him off. I finally got out of his grip and got out of there, but I was furious. Our friendship was over."

Hmmmm..... wasn't it more like,

"I was almost incapacitated at the sight of his thick 7 cock, but still beat him off. I finally got his man-pole in my grip and I wasn't going to let him out of there with out experiencing total rapture. All in all it was a great night, but I was furious. After a night like that I knew we could never be seen with him again with out feeling the need to rip my clothes off and bend down for him. Our friendship was over."

by Anonymousreply 70January 14, 2009 7:51 PM

"wow, how times have changed. Nowdays it's considered a compliment when hot gay guys hit on cute straight guys."

This isn't about just "hitting on" someone. It's about rape (assuming it actually happened)

by Anonymousreply 71January 14, 2009 7:56 PM

At this stage it's all about a guy who wants to sell books so he can get out of selling title insurance. You put in whatever it takes to move them off the shelf.

by Anonymousreply 72January 14, 2009 8:02 PM

Lassie! Lassie! Come quick! Timmy's trapped in Sal Mineo's hole!

by Anonymousreply 73January 14, 2009 8:19 PM

I don't believe the story.

I mean, saying Mineo was a top?

by Anonymousreply 74January 15, 2009 3:41 AM

This is such a lie. How convenient to pick someone who is dead to accuse, knowing the dead can't sue for libel. What a horrible thing to do to sell books about someone (Provost) who otherwise no one would give a shit about.

by Anonymousreply 75January 15, 2009 3:52 AM

That teen beach picture is tragic. That boy looks like a paler version of a starving African orphan.

by Anonymousreply 76January 15, 2009 4:06 AM

Wonderful interview between Sal Mineo and Boze Hadleigh

BH: Do you think rumors about being bi have hurt you in your career?

SM: Maybe. . . Nah, I doubt it. Everyone's got those rumors following him around, whether it's true or not. Everyone's supposed to be bi, starting way back with Gary Cooper and on through Brando and Clift and Dean and Newman and . . . you want me to stop?

BH: Did you resent the rumors?

SM: Well, no. Because what's wrong with being bi? Maybe most people are, deep down.

BH: Shirley MacLaine has publicly said that.

SM: I think she's right- got a good noodle, Shirl does. But anyhow, the rumor about me, from what I hear, was usually that I'm gay. Where, like, with Monty Clift or Brando, the rumor was that they're bi. [Brando later publicly admitted to bisexuality.]

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by Anonymousreply 77January 15, 2009 5:02 AM

Bullshit. Sal's a bottom.

by Anonymousreply 78January 15, 2009 8:09 AM

What R75 said..

by Anonymousreply 79January 15, 2009 8:36 AM

r76, you are a loon.

by Anonymousreply 80January 15, 2009 8:47 AM

Okay, the whole time I was reading this thread I was confusing Provost with the kid who played Dennis The Menace. That guy is psycho! Saw him on one of those WEHT shows about 10-15 years ago and he truly came off like a psychopath. Jay North! That's his name.

Okay, carry on.

by Anonymousreply 81January 15, 2009 10:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 82January 15, 2009 3:06 PM

"This is such a lie. How convenient to pick someone who is dead to accuse, knowing the dead can't sue for libel."

Oh, please. I'm not saying this is true, but it's dumb to say you can't write about dead people

by Anonymousreply 83January 15, 2009 8:56 PM

Provest doesn't strike me as a lying kind of guy. I read his book. He seems to be rather nice guy

by Anonymousreply 84January 15, 2009 9:05 PM

R84, he's a fundie homophobe

by Anonymousreply 85January 16, 2009 8:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 86January 16, 2009 8:39 PM

He was an innocent teenage boy fucking a co-star's girlfriend with the co-star's consent. This is not a "normal" scenario. He was not that innocent in that case and maybe was doing them both.

by Anonymousreply 87January 16, 2009 9:12 PM

Ha ha, one of Mineo's top 40 hits was 'You Shouldn't Do That'. What a terrible singer!

by Anonymousreply 88January 16, 2009 10:06 PM

[italic]BH: Shirley MacLaine has publicly said that.

SM: I think she's right- got a good noodle, Shirl does.[/italic]

Wait until our Noodles gets a hold of [italic]that.[/italic] We'll never hear the end of it.

by Anonymousreply 89January 16, 2009 10:13 PM

So Sal lived with a 15 year old girl? WTF?

by Anonymousreply 90January 16, 2009 10:17 PM

[italic]How convenient to pick someone who is dead to accuse, knowing the dead can't sue for libel.[/italic]

Speaking of Esther Williams....

Shit like this happens all the time.

by Anonymousreply 91January 16, 2009 10:24 PM

I just lost respect for Provost. Maligning a dead person is wrong. They can't defend themselves and I have a feeling he's trying to get some attention for his book.

by Anonymousreply 92January 16, 2009 10:27 PM

Odd that lying, fundie, sack of shit only identified Mineo, not the supposed girlfriend. Wouldn't he have named her also, if only as a witness, if this obviously false character assassination have ever actually happened?

by Anonymousreply 93January 16, 2009 10:54 PM

Jesus, Mineo was bi, not gay.

by Anonymousreply 94January 17, 2009 12:46 AM

I believe Jon.

by Anonymousreply 95January 17, 2009 2:10 AM

Sal was a sleazebag.

by Anonymousreply 96January 17, 2009 2:15 AM

I have a bridge for sale, R95; call me.

by Anonymousreply 97January 17, 2009 2:17 AM

Does anyone know how tall Jon is? Sal Mineo was a small guy maybe around 5"4.

by Anonymousreply 98January 17, 2009 3:13 AM


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by Anonymousreply 100January 17, 2009 3:32 AM

[italic]Did Sal have a thing with Don Johnston?[/italic]

No, but he fucked Christopher Reeves and Brooke Shields.

by Anonymousreply 101January 17, 2009 11:22 AM

No he didn't

by Anonymousreply 102January 17, 2009 9:07 PM

Anything for another 15 minutes.

Lassie in a hood in a wood ...

by Anonymousreply 103January 17, 2009 9:18 PM
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