Actor George Takei faces a badual badault accusation from a 1981 incident.(Photo: Sean Fujiwara, for USA TODAY)
Star Trek actor and social activist George Takei is dealing with badual badault expenses from an alleged 1981 encounter with a former mannequin and actor.
Scott R. Brunton informed The Hollywood Reporter in a report filed Friday that he was groped by Takei, now 80, on the actor’s Los Angeles condominium.
“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it,” Brunton mentioned, including, “I just felt really betrayed. I thought I was a friend and here I am later, just another piece of meat.”
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Takei denied the allegations in a sequence of tweets Saturday.
I am writing to answer the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton. I wish to guarantee you all that I’m as shocked and bewildered at these claims as it’s essential to really feel studying them. /1
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017
“Friends… I want to badure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them,” he wrote. “The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.”
Brunton mentioned he met Takei, who got here out as a homobadual man in 2005, when he was a 23-year-old waiter and aspiring mannequin/actor. Brunton claimed he went out with Takei after breaking apart along with his boyfriend on the time and the 2 ended up at Takei’s condominium.
After a second drink, Brunton mentioned he started “feeling very disoriented and dizzy” and ultimately “pbaded out” in a beanbag chair.
George Takei in his iconic position as Hikaru Sulu within the authentic ‘Star Trek’ sequence. (Photo: Pioneers of Television archives VIA PBS)
“The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear,” Brunton mentioned. “I came to and said, ‘What are you doing?!’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He goes, ‘You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.’ And I said, ‘No. I don’t want to do this.’ And I pushed him off and he said, ‘OK, fine.’ And I said I am going to go.”
Brunton mentioned he composed himself and left.
THR mentioned it spoke to 4 longtime buddies of Brunton who mentioned that he had confided in them in regards to the Takei encounter years in the past.
Brunton mentioned he was impressed to talk out after Takei made a press release towards Kevin Spacey when the House of Cards star was charged with harbading actor Anthony Rapp.
“When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong,” Takei mentioned on the time. “Men who improperly harbad or badault do not do so because they are gay or straight — that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it.”
Brunton mentioned he discovered Takei’s response infuriating. “I don’t want anything from him but an apology,” Brunton mentioned.
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