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On Friday night, The Hollywood Reporter revealed an interview with Scott R. Brunton, a former mannequin who accused Star Trek star George Takei of badual badault throughout an incident that occurred in 1981.
“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it,” Brunton advised THR. “It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up. I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it.”
He described his friendship with Takei, whom Brunton says he confided in when he was 23 and dealing in Hollywood as a waiter and burgeoning actor and mannequin. They bumped into one another just a few occasions, and as soon as when Brunton advised him about breaking apart along with his boyfriend, Takei requested him for his quantity. He gave it to him, and Takei referred to as him not lengthy after, when Brunton had moved out of his residence. Takei invited him over to his place and the 2 had just a few drinks. Brunton describes feeling “very disoriented and dizzy” and apparently handed out on a big yellow beanbag chair Takei had in his residence.
“The next thing I remember,” Brunton mentioned, “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. 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 and he said, ‘If you feel you must. You’re in no condition to drive.’ I said, ‘I don’t care, I want to go.’ So I managed to get my pants up and compose myself and I was just shocked. I walked out and went to my car until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that.”
Brunton’s accusation provides to a seemingly countless listing of Hollywood celebrities accused of badual harbadment and/or badault after the bombshell allegations in opposition to Harvey Weinstein broke in October. Takei rose to fame after taking part in Hikaru Sulu on the unique Star Trek tv sequence, and has made a reputation for himself within the following many years as an advocate for LGBTQ rights. He responded to the allegations on Saturday morning, explaining in a thread on Twitter that he didn’t bear in mind the incident in any respect, and that it “simply did not occur.” “I want to badure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them,” he wrote.
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