This week Rob Lowe said his 1998 sex tape involving him, another woman and a 16-year-old is “the best thing that ever happened to me.” This is something he said. On the record. On a public broadcast. He said that. Wow.
Lowe, 55, said this on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, “I think it’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Honestly, I do, because it got me sober. Sober got me married. I’ve been married 29 years and I have two great sons, so I don’t think any of that happens without going through that scandal.”
“It was one of the reasons I got sober,” he added. “I woke up one day and was like, ‘What am I doing with my life? 29 years in.'”
Okay, sure, it was a wake-up call. That part of it is definitely nderstandable. But perhaps don’t say being caught on camera having a threesome with a 16-year-old when you’re 24 is “the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Page Six reports…
In 1988, the former Brat Pack member videotaped himself having sex with a 16-year-old girl. Lowe was 24 at the time, and the incident occurred the night before he made a show of support for Michael Dukakis at the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
As a result of the scandal, his movie career was put on pause, and Lowe later made his return on the small screen, with the hit political drama “The West Wing” in 1999.
“The problem was, I didn’t make any money off of it like everybody does now,” Lowe added for good measure. “I was too stupid.”
Yes… that was the problem with being 24 and videotaping yourself having a threesome with a 16-year-old. Nailed it, Rob.