This Could Happen to Anybody – So Don’t Laugh

Henry Romero, the apologetic alleged rapist

The male model accused of raping a woman in a Hell’s Kitchen apartment was full of apologies moments after the alleged attack — but only because he’d climbed into bed with the wrong roommate.

“He went into my room, thinking it was me!” the alleged victim’s roommate told The Post Wednesday, describing overhearing the ruckus in the bedroom next to hers after a boozy night out with friends.

“I heard her say, ‘Get off me! Get off me!’ and then he said, ‘I’m sorry! I thought you were [your roommate.]”

Romero had spent the night drinking with both women and a few male friends, the one roomie told The Post, which is withholding both women’s identities.The ear-witness account adds new detail to the alleged attack by male mannequin Henry Romero, 30, on a young woman in March.

The woman who spoke to The Post said she was Romero’s date that night, and had even told Romero that he could sleep on her floor overnight to avoid the trip back to Astoria.

But she left the gathering early because Romero began acting creepy as they partied at a gay bar in Midtown, she said.

“He said, ‘I want you to dance for me — that’s why I brought you here,’” the roommate recalled to The Post. “The way he said it was just weird.”

Disturbed, and wanting to get something to eat, she left the bar. Once she returned home, Romero was indeed sprawled on the floor, sleeping.

Meanwhile her housemate, who was a temporary visitor from another country, had for some reason switched beds with her, she said.

The woman who spoke to The Post said she fell asleep in the other woman’s empty bed — only to awake at 6 a.m.

As Romero apologized — claiming he’d mistaken one of the women for the other, the other woman’s voice rose in protest: “What do you mean! She’s blond and I have black hair!”

Romero remains free on $3,000 bail on felony rape charges; he’s due back in court on August 1.

  • felis gracilis

    A doppelganger for Zoolander?

  • Hard Little Machine

    My god that’s ’13 Reasons’ level teen drama.

  • ntt1

    he is the sort romphis are made for, gayer ‘n a tree full of owls.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Nice hair.
      Nice corset, too.

      • ntt1

        yes he could pass for a Canadian Prime minister.

      • mobuyus

        98 lb weakling.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Never discount the term Wiry.

          • mobuyus

            Old man strenght beats wiry every day.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I can be both.
            I spent twenty five years moving heavy things around at work.
            And never weighed more than a hundred and sixty pounds.
            Except for that first year I quit smoking and got fat drinking English beer.
            I used to have a choice when the liquor order came in at work.
            Make three trips down the stairs with two 24’s or two trips down with three.
            The order was usually fifty cases.
            And then there was the cases of liquor.

          • mobuyus

            I was wiry and wired in my speed days. Couldn’t drink a drop on speed though. It would take me about an hour to open a beer and another hour to take a sip whence I judged it to warm to drink then would go for another and take another hour to open it and another hour to take a sip and judge it to warm to drink. But I would get a months worth of practice on my Guitar in 24 hrs.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I wanted to be Keith Emerson.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            My problem is that my right hand wants to play bass and my left wants to play treble.
            Damn you McCartney!

  • J. C.

    I get the feeling he wasn’t looking a woman to climb into bed with…