Gary From Chicago hasn’t even been famous for two whole days and already some major skeletons are coming out of his closet.
ABC 7 reports that the tourist who stole the show at this year’s Academy Awards was released from prison just three days before holding Mahershala Ali‘s newly won Oscar. Gary, whose full name is Gary Alan Coe, did twenty years in the California prison system and just got out last week. Reports say that he was in for committing multiple felonies; one of those is attempted rape, for which he is now a registered sex offender.
Public records show that Gary was put in prison back in October 1994, however further details on his crimes were not provided. He told reporters about his prison bid, “Change is possible. It’s a sad day to be in prison for 20 years and not be able to be a dad, granddad to your children. You know what my son told me today, man, and I almost come to tears. He said he’s proud of me. So to hear your children say that they’re proud of me means the world to me”
Coe became such an instant sensation after Sunday night’s Oscars that The Bulls offered him tickets and Gino’s East wants to hook him up with free pizza.
Gary met his soon-to-be wife, Vicky, while doing his bid in prison. Although Denzel Washington unofficially wed the happy couple during the awards, Gary and Vickie have set an official wedding date in July.