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George Takei accused of sexually assaulting former model in 1981

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 Jeannie Gold    124

https://www.aol.com/article/entertainment/2017/11/11/george-takei-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-former-model-in-1981/23274049/

 

A former model and actor is accusing Star Trek icon George Takei of sexual assault in 1981. The accuser, Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable.

"This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it," Brunton tells The Hollywood Reporter in an interview. "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."

Brunton says he was living in Hollywood in 1981, working as a waiter and beginning a career as a commercial actor and model when he met a 43- or 44-year-old Takei one evening at Greg's Blue Dot bar. The men exchanged numbers and would call one another from time to time as well as run into each other at clubs, Brunton says. When Brunton broke up with his then-boyfriend, he spoke with Takei. "He said, 'Let me know what your new number is' and I did. And not long after we broke up and I moved out, George called me," Brunton recalls.

Takei, as Brunton tells it, invited him to dinner and the theater. "He was very good at consoling me and understanding that I was upset and still in love with my boyfriend," Brunton says. "He was a great ear. He was very good about me spilling my heart on my sleeve."

The two men went back to the actor's condo for a drink the same night. "We have the drink and he asks if I would like another," Brunton recalls. "And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out."

"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 says. "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."

 

'You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.'

I so read that part in Mr Sulu's voice :blueguy:

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 Siriusly    215

This was 36 years ago.

Why come forward now? What does he hope to gain?

If it is just his word against Takei's he could be facing a defamation suit.

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 Blipkints    290
20 minutes ago, Siriusly said:

This was 36 years ago.

Why come forward now? What does he hope to gain?

If it is just his word against Takei's he could be facing a defamation suit.

Perhaps or another called to account.

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 JayDee    1,172

When do all the stories of the Bushes and Clintons come out? Let's not forget how Trump presented Bill as a rapist, and curiously didn't ruin the Clintons like Spacey and the rest are going down. But the Clintons are good people.

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 Cryptic Mole    4,276

I will never look at Star Trek the same way since I have been hearing so many bizarre stories of a few cast members and some of the crazy shit they've done.

By the way, George Takei did finally admit to being gay years ago.

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 Cryptic Mole    4,276
13 minutes ago, Malevolent said:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

 

William Shatner was very difficult to work with on set because he was so cocky and you can see that in the above video. When I was a kid, I thought the world of him, and then, I grew up and started thinking for myself. Became an avid critical thinker as a teenager, so I started pretty young to question everyone and everything. I was able to see people for what they were and not what they wanted people to see.

You would think that William Shatner would wise-up after all those years by showing a bit more maturity for a man of his advanced age. I suppose this is just another cocky case of ignorance is bliss. After all, it's almost impossible at that age to change someone's mind when they think so highly of themselves and so low of others!

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