George Takei says he's 'shocked and bewildered' by sexual assault claim from '80s

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:15:50 AM. 'Star Trek' actor George Takei is denying allegations that he sexually assaulted a former model and actor in his Los Angeles home back in the 1980s. Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that when he was 23, he met Takei, who was in his 40s at the time, at a local bar. One night in 1981,...
"Star Trek" actor George Takei is denying allegations that he sexually assaulted a former model and actor in his Los Angeles home back in the 1980s. Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that when he was 23, he met Takei, who was in his 40s at the time, at a local bar. One night in 1981, Brunton claimed, after the two men went out, Takei invited Brunton back to his Los Angeles condo for a nightcap. "We have the drink, and he asks if I would like another," Brunton said in the magazine. "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." Earl Gibson III/Getty Images, FILEPresenter George Takei speaks onstage at AARP's 16th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel, Feb. 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. "I said I need to sit down, and he said, 'Sit over here,' and he had the giant, yellow beanbag chair," Brunton said. "So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out." Brunton then claims the actor groped him inappropriately. "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,'" the former model and actor said. "And I said, 'I am going to go, and he said, 'If you feel you must. You're in no condition to...Read more
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