‘Gary from Chicago’ goes from prison to live at the Oscars
‘Gary from Chicago’ and his fiancée Vicki stole the show when Jimmy Kimmel brought their Hollywood tour group into the Oscars. But as it turns out, he’s a convicted felon who’d just served 20 years in prison.
The circumstances under which Coe was put into prison are still unclear, but Coe’s public defender said in a Facebook post that he had served 20 years for petty theft when he was released, and had a 1975 conviction for attempted rape when he was a teenager.
But Gary’s being up front about his past. He says, quote, “If you don’t give up on yourself, anything can happen. People let public opinion crush them, but I served my time. I’m a changed man.”
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