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Leaked ‘Take Me Out’ video shows naked Jesse Williams on stage of Broadway show

NEW YORK — Jesse Williams is baring it all on stage in “Take Me Out,” but one theatergoer decided to share it with the world.

Video and photos taken from inside the Hayes Theater leaked online Monday, showing the “Grey’s Anatomy” star fully naked in the Broadway play about a gay professional baseball player.

The images are not just an invasion of privacy but also against the rules: “Take Me Out” requires its audience to lock up their phones in felt pouches with magnetic security tags to protect its stars, including Williams, who was nominated for a Tony for the role Monday, and Patrick J. Adams, who also appears nude.

Neither reps for Williams or the play immediately returned a request for comment from the Daily News Tuesday.

“Everybody makes such a big deal,” Williams said on “Watch What Happens Live” Monday when asked by host Andy Cohen about the nudity.

“It’s a body. Once you see it you realize it’s whatever.”

The Tony Award-winning play, written by Richard Greenberg, focuses on Darren Lemming (Williams), the Empires’ star center fielder who comes out as gay to his teammates and has to face not just the homophobia but the racism and toxic masculinity overflowing in the locker room.

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