Paige Davis denies having breasts mauled at fundraiser, but Page Six says pics exist.

Paige Davis denies having breasts mauled at fundraiser, but Page Six says pics exist.
Trading Spaces host and Broadway star Paige Davis is getting hammered by The New York Post’s Page Six, which today calls her a liar. Last week Page Six quoted a source who said Paige “pulled up her sundress to her hips, showing off her tiny thong, and started to strip” at a fundraiser; later, “She did a go-go dance and then, all sweaty, let men maul her breasts and shove dollar bills into the front of her tiny G-string.”

Paige recently posted on a TLC message board (as TV Tattle noticed) denying the claim. She writes, “It reminds me of the fuss over that “scandalous” TV Guide cover! … The truth is that on Sunday night I appeared as a celebrity guest presenter at ‘Broadway Bares’, a huge annualevent which raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids…At this year’s event I was given the honor of presenting the ‘thank yous’ to the sponsors at the end of the evening. I was dressed in a very modest, almost demure, yellow dress, cut to my sternum. Yes, I did flip my skirt for a second to get a reaction from the crowd and yes, they went wild. I did collect some money in a pretend-stripper fashion (with my husband Patrick standing right there)from a crowd that was 99 % gay men! No one ‘mauled my breasts’! I kept all of my clothes on at all times.”

However, Page Six counters today saying she was “caught on camera” by Star Magazine, which “[show] Davis in a sheer thong, legs open, with men’s hands mauling her breasts.”

+ update: view the Star pictures [via Fleshbot]

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