Homosexual Tendencies and Indecent Exposure Arrest
During his time at college, John was well known for exhibiting homosexual tendencies – something that was still illegal at that time. He would climb into bed with other male students, who would then bully him. As a method of defense, he would often end up doing their homework. In 1954, he was caught up in a sting operation targeting homosexual men in Santa Monica and arrested for indecent exposure. The charges were later dropped, but it came at a cost. He was fired from a position as a consultant with the U.S Army and stripped of his top-secret security clearance – another fact Hollywood omitted.