Actor Paul Carafotes has revealed how ‘wild’ Hollywood superstar Demi Moore scaled a fire escape and climbed through his kitchen window for a steamy night of sex – hours before she married her first husband.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV, Paul said he had a months-long affair with Demi behind rocker Freddy Moore’s back after meeting her on a movie set in 1980.
And the affair – which included ‘indiscretions’ in his movie trailer – culminated with 18-year-old Demi sneaking out of her own bachelorette party to visit her lover’s fourth-floor apartment clutching a bottle of Dom Perignon champagne.
The following day the young actress wed rock star Moore – best known for his 1980 song ‘It’s Not A Rumor’, which he co-wrote with Demi and recorded with his band The Nu-Kats.
‘I think she just wanted to have a last hurrah before she got married,’ says Paul, who appears in the second season of Netflix hit Mindhunter.
He admits he does feel a little guilty for cheating with another man’s fiancée, but Demi was ‘incredible’ in bed and hard to resist.
Paul Carafotes has spoken out after Demi Moore wrote about cheating with the actor the night before she married Freddy Moore in an exclusive interview with DailyMailTV
In her new memoir, Inside Out, the 56-year-old Hollywood star revealed she cheated on Moore saying she was still reeling from the shock suicide of her dad Danny Guynes
The friendship between Paul and Demi turned romantic during long rehearsal sessions at his apartment and the actor admits they had ‘indiscretions’ in his movie trailer
Carafotes, who starred alongside Brad Pitt in 1999 film Fight Club, was 21 when he and Demi began their romantic affair
Paul, 60, said: ‘She was an 18-year-old pretty girl and we were in Hollywood filming a movie and partying together.
‘We were young, we were having a good time, nobody gives you a book which says this is how to behave. But I certainly didn’t think she’d climb that fire escape.’
Paul was prompted to speak out about the affair 39 years ago after being outed as her former lover following a mention in Demi’s shocking tell-all memoir, Inside Out.
In the book, Demi, 56, recalls her whirlwind marriage to Freddy which lasted until 1985.
But she admits she was unfaithful to the musician the night before they were set to say ‘I do.’
‘The night before we got married, instead of working on my vows, I was calling a guy I’d met on a movie set,’ Moore writes. ‘I snuck out of my own bachelorette party and went to his apartment.’
In 1980, Ghost star Demi was still reeling from the shock suicide of her dad Danny Guynes.
‘Why did I do that?’ Moore wrote. ‘Why didn’t I go and see the man I was committing to spend the rest of my life with to express my doubts? Because I couldn’t face the fact that I was getting married to distract myself from grieving the death of my father. Because I felt there was no room to question what I’d already put in motion. I couldn’t get out of the marriage, but I could sabotage it.’
The two met on the set of a film called Choices, where Demi played Carafotes’s girlfriend. Above they are pictured together in 1980
Demi (pictured right in 1982)was 18 when she was called to read lines for her part in Choices (left). Carafotes described her as ‘fun and charming and she had sort of a little spunk to her’
Now speaking for the first time about the steamy liaison, Paul tells DailyMailTV that Indecent Proposal actress Demi wanted a last ‘hurrah’ before saying her wedding vows.
‘It was 1980 and I had done Headin’ for Broadway which was the first movie I did with Fox and then this other movie came up.
‘It was called Choices and I was starring in the movie and Demi came in to read to play my girlfriend. She was fun and charming and she had sort of a little spunk to her.
‘Demi was different from all the other girls… you could see it. She had it. You know, she had that little bit of magic and it turned out to be a lot of magic in the end.
‘We would rehearse. We had an affinity for each other and liked each other very much.
‘We laughed, had a good time and played around on the set and this developed into a relationship over a little bit of time.
‘And then I guess we had an affair, you know, a leading man and the young ingénue, we were young, I was 21, she was 18.’
Paul said their friendship turned romantic during long rehearsal sessions at his apartment and admits they had ‘indiscretions’ in his movie trailer.
Demi married first husband Freddy Moore (pictured) the day after her tryst with Paul, on February 8, 1980. The couple divorced five years later
Carafotes said Demi called him the night of her bachelorette party and asked to see him. The actor told her she could climb up his fire escape
He said: ‘She was beautiful, she had fantastic eyes, she was adorable and fun loving and she had a spark, an energy, she was the it girl, that became obvious with what she did in her career.’
But the night of February 7, 1980 was by far the most memorable for Paul.
And he admits he almost turned Demi down.
‘I had worked 18 hours, I was tired and Demi didn’t work that day. I was sleeping and the phone rang. It was her and she wanted to come over and see me.
‘And I just said, “Ah you know, that’s probably not a great thing to do right now. I’m tired. I’m in bed.” I hang up the phone and she called again, she was persistent.
‘Then I finally said, “look, uh, if you want to come over, I’ll open the kitchen window. You can climb the fire escape, I’m four flights up. If you want to do that, then you have at it.” I went back to sleep.’
In her memoir, Inside Out, released in September, Demi admitted to being unfaithful but did not identify her lover
Paul said he never expected Demi to take him up on such an unattractive offer.
‘The next thing I knew she was standing there with a bottle of Dom Perignon, standing over my bed saying, “let’s do this, let’s party.” I was shocked, she was wild. What’s a red-blooded boy supposed to do?
‘I had a buddy of mine staying with me over from Boston, he woke up and he was like, “Hey aren’t you getting married tomorrow? Are you Catholic?” She said, “Sure. Yeah,” and he went back to sleep.’
Paul said he decided to take Demi to an apartment he had in Westwood paid for by the production company on Choices.
‘So we went over there and drank the champagne, had a little celebration. That’s basically what happened,’ he recalls.
‘I think she just wanted to have a last hurrah before she got married. She wanted to have some fun, she was young, she was a kid. Maybe she wanted a last throw down and then she was going to be the good Catholic girl, I don’t know.
‘We probably should have done something differently, but you’re young, excited, making a movie, you’re in Hollywood, people are partying having a good time.
‘The next morning I woke her up and said, “hey you’ve got a wedding to go to” and off she went.’
Demi married rock star Freddy Moore on February 8, 1980 but the marriage lasted just five years.
Paul, a veteran actor who appeared alongside Tom Cruise (pictured) in All the Right Moves, said he kept the affair a secret for years
Paul was a series regular on hit CBS day time show Knots Landing. He is pictured with Dennis Quaid in an undated photo
With a wry smile Paul added: ‘What can I say, she did come up the fire escape and you have to admit, not many get to have them come up the fire escape.’
As for whether Demi, who has long been a Hollywood A-list beauty and the envy of many leading ladies, was good in the bedroom, Paul says: ‘Incredible.’
‘She had great hands, she had a nice touch, beautiful girl, she was fun, she was great.’
Paul says that was the last time he saw Demi romantically but they stayed friends and would run into each other from time to time over the years.
He admits he does feel a little guilty for cheating with another man’s fiancee.
‘I care about people and you find these things out years later, it’s hurtful. I probably owe him an amends, you know, I’m sorry that that happened,’ he said.
Paul, a veteran actor who appeared alongside Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves and with Brad Pitt in Fight Club as a well as being a series regular on hit day time show Knots Landing, said he had kept the affair under wraps for most 40 years.
‘But now she’s got a book and she’s talking about all these things that were going on in her life,’ he says.
The Ghost star went on to marry Bruce Willis in 1987, but kept her first husband’s last name. The pair divorced in 2000 and she married Ashton Kutcher in 2005
Demi and Bruce had three children — daughters Rumer, 31, Scout, 28, and Tallulah Belle, 25
‘She’s got the right to talk about her life like that.’
As for any regrets over letting Demi go: ‘No we were living our own lives, we were busy,’ he says.
But Paul says Demi, a recovering alcoholic, deserves respect for sharing the ups and downs of her life in a memoir.
Carafotes is now happily married to wife Toni and the two share two kids
The actor is proud to say he’s coming up to 17-years sober, something Demi has also struggled with in her life.
‘I commend her, she had a great career, how we handle it, that’s the deal, you have to look after yourself,’ he said.
‘Alcohol is a disease, she had it, I had it and many others had it. She’s letting everybody know what the road was for her.’
Paul, who most recently appeared in TV crime thriller Mindhunter, is also a talented musician and has written a line of children’s story and audio books called the Adventures of Charlie Bubbles.
He lives in La Crescenta-Montrose, California with wife Toni and they share two children.
After Demi separated from Freddy Moore in 1985, she married Die Hard star Bruce Willis in 1987 after a four-month romance.
The two had three children — daughters Rumer, 31, Scout, 28, and Tallulah Belle, 25 — and later divorced in 2000.
Demi began dating actor Ashton Kutcher in 2003, and the two married in 2005.
The couple split and divorced in 2013.