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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Oscars sensation 'Gary from Chicago' served 22 years for attempted RAPE:


  • Gary Alan Coe and his fiancee Vickie Vines stole the show at the Oscars Sunday
  • Were part of a group of tourists invited by Jimmy Kimmel inside the ceremony
  • Made an impression as they chatted with the host and met Denzel Washington
  • Gary himself revealed he served 20 years behind bars for 'several felonies'
  • DailyMail.com can disclose he was convicted of 'attempted rape by force or fear' and has been a prisoner in California since October 1994
  • Coe was freed from Corcoran Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, north of Bakersfield, CA 
  • He said that he met Vickie and turned to religion while he was still behind bars 
The man who stole the show at the Oscars as 'Gary from Chicago' was convicted of attempted rape and served more than 22 years in prison, DailyMail.com reveals.
Gary Alan Coe and his fiancee Vickie Vines were part of the group of tourists Jimmy Kimmel invited inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony Sunday night, gaining instant celebrity.
The pair made an impression as they calmly snapped photos of the celebrities sitting just inches from them, revealed they were engaged and even got fake-married by Denzel Washington.
Gary, a native of the South Shore of Chicago, was only able to attend the ceremony because he had been released three days beforehand, he told ABC7.
DailyMail.com can disclose that one of those felonies is attempted rape, for which Coe, 59, is a registered sex offender. He was jailed in October 1994, public records show. 
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Gary Alan Coe (right) and his fiancee Vickie Vines (left) stole the show as part of the group of tourists Jimmy Kimmel invited inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony Sunday night. His status as a sex offender is now revealed

Gary Alan Coe (right) and his fiancee Vickie Vines (left) stole the show as part of the group of tourists Jimmy Kimmel invited inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony Sunday night. His status as a sex offender is now revealed

Kiss: As he was introduced to the Oscars ceremony, Gary Coe reached out and kissed Nicole Kidman's hand

Kiss: As he was introduced to the Oscars ceremony, Gary Coe reached out and kissed Nicole Kidman's hand

Surprise: Gary Coe was seen kissing the hands of female celebrities after he was invited in by Jimmy Kimmel, including Nicole Kidman. She was nominated for best supporting actress for Lion

Surprise: Gary Coe was seen kissing the hands of female celebrities after he was invited in by Jimmy Kimmel, including Nicole Kidman. She was nominated for best supporting actress for Lion

Security questions: It is unclear whether the Oscars organizers knew that Coe was a registered sex offender when he kissed Halle Berry's hand. She presented the best director Oscar

Security questions: It is unclear whether the Oscars organizers knew that Coe was a registered sex offender when he kissed Halle Berry's hand. She presented the best director Oscar

Front-row stars: Among the women who Coe kissed on the hand were Octavia Spencer, who was nominated for best supporting actress for Hidden Fences

Front-row stars: Among the women who Coe kissed on the hand were Octavia Spencer, who was nominated for best supporting actress for Hidden Fences

Denzel Washington 'married' Gary and Vickie from Chicago who had revealed to Kimmel that they were engaged

Denzel Washington 'married' Gary and Vickie from Chicago who had revealed to Kimmel that they were engaged

Vickie clutched her selfie stick but clearly couldn't quite grasp what exactly was happening as she met Ryan Gosling
Vickie clutched her selfie stick but clearly couldn't quite grasp what exactly was happening as she met Ryan Gosling

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