George Takei Responds to Sexual Assault Accusation

Mary Grace Costa
Nov 13,2017
George Takei (Alex Matsuo / Creative Commons)George Takei (Alex Matsuo / Creative Commons)

Actor George Takei addressed the sexual assault accusations made against him in a series of tweets Saturday.

Scott Brunton is a former model and actor who alleges that the “Star Trek” actor and social activist groped him in Takei’s home in Los Angeles in 1981. Brunton, who was 23 at the time, told the Hollywood Reporter that he was living in Hollywood in 1981 and was just beginning to find work as an actor and model when he met Takei, who was 43 or 44 at the time.

The men exchanged phone numbers, and Takei called Brunton after the latter broke up with his then-boyfriend. Takei invited Brunton to his condo, where Brunton alleges that the incident took place.

Brunton also told the Hollywood Reporter that he had considered taking his story to the press several times over the 40 years that passed since the alleged incident, but was only recently motivated to come forward after the Harvey Weinstein scandals and Takei’s recent statement regarding the accusations made against Kevin Spacey.

Takei has since spoken out on the accusations in a series of tweets and a Facebook post, saying that he is “shocked and bewildered” by Brunton’s allegations and that he does not remember the events.

Here is Takei on Twitter:

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