Hank Baskett Says Transgender Woman Fondled Him, Kendra Wilkinson Calls Her “Predator”
Hank Baskett is finally confessing what did and didn’t happen between him and a transgender woman last year.
As Gossip Cop reported, Baskett and wife Kendra Wilkinson nearly divorced after rumors surfaced claiming the football player had an affair. He largely denied the allegations, but Wilkinson confirmed there was some truth to them. Now Baskett is revealing what actually went down.
According to the former NFL star, he saw a couple smoking marijuana outside a supermarket last April, and approached them to score some weed. He was ultimately given an address, and after using the bathroom at the home, he emerged and “saw something I thought I would never see in my life.”
Baskett tells People that the transgender woman who had let him in was now naked and making out with another transgender female. He claims he “froze,” and then the original woman allegedly fondled him through his shorts. “I didn’t engage in anything,” he insists. “It was like a bank robbery. You never know when you’ll freeze. I don’t know if it was a couple of seconds or 15 seconds, because all I was saying was get out, get out, get out.”
It was another two months before tabloid rumors began circulating, and Baskett had kept the incident completely to himself during that time. Wilkinson was initially enraged by the stories, but after hearing her husband’s side, she chose to believe him. She tells People, “Hank was very naïve and gullible. He thinks everybody is his friend. That led him to the hell that we’ve lived.”
As for the leaked recording of Baskett offering the transgender woman money to stay quiet, Wilkinson says, “I wouldn’t have pissed off that predator either. I would have said, ‘I’ll give you the world, please don’t ruin my life.'”
Still, does she view what happened as cheating? “I don’t say the word ‘cheat.’ I can say he was not loyal to me,” Wilkinson tells the magazine. “I don’t care about the act. I care about how he reacted to it and how I was told by the media what happened. That scarred me.”
The couple, however, are still vowing to stay together, and Wilkinson even sees this as a lesson about making “mistakes” that Baskett can “teach” their children. As Gossip Cop reported, the former Playboy Playmate previously said she thought her husband was “set up” and “trapped,” and that he deserved a “second chance,” though she admitted to considering suicide over the situation. TELL US: What do you think of Baskett coming clean?