George Takei Faces Sexual Assault Allegation


George Takei Faces Sexual Assault Allegation


The 'Star Trek' star is accused of sexually assaulting former model and actor in 1981.
Another public figure faces sexual assault allegation. On Friday, November 10, George Takei was accused of sexual assault by former model and actor Scott R. Brunton. Brunton was 23 when the alleged incident happened and he claimed that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable, according to his interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Brunton said he lived in Hollywood in 1981 and he was just starting his career as a model and actor when he met Takei, who was in his 40s at that time, in a Los Angeles bar called Greg's Blue Dot. The two became friends, exchanged numbers and called each other on several occasions.

Things started to escalate when Brunton broke up with his then-boyfriend. First, Takei called him and invited him to dinner and theater. "He was very good at consoling me and understanding that I upset and still in love with my boyfriend," said Brunton. "He was a great ear. He was very good about me spilling my heart on my sleeve."

In the same night, the two men reportedly went back to Takei's place for a drink. After a round of drink, Takei asked if Brunton would like to have another one, to which he accepted. During the second round, however, Brunton began to lose consciousness. "All of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out," Brunton explained. "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 and leaned my head back and I must have passed out."

When Brunton gained consciousness, he allegedly found Takei groping him. "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," said Brunton. "I came to and said, 'What are you doing?!' I said 'I don't want to do this,' " he continued. Takei told him to relax and "get comfortable," but Brunton was agitated. After rejecting Takei's advances, Brunton went to his care until he felt he was well enough to drive home.

At first, Brunton never revealed this incident to the press because he assumed no one would listen to him. However, he changed his mind when Takei responded to allegations against Kevin Spacey. Takei said, "When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong. Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it."

Takei has not responded to this matter. His representative, Julia Buchwald, said, "George is traveling in Japan and Australia and not reachable for comment."


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