Entertainment George Takei Denies Allegations that He Groped a Model in the '80s

23:24  11 november  2017
23:24  11 november  2017 Source:   People

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George Takei has denied the allegations that he groped a male model in the 1980s. — George Takei (@ GeorgeTakei ) November 11, 2017. The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now.

George Takei is speaking out against an allegation of sexual assault. The gay Star Trek actor said he was "shocked and bewildered" Saturday in response to an accusation from Scott R. Brunton, a former male model who alleged to The Hollywood Reporter in a Friday interview that Takei groped him in

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George Takei has denied the allegations that he groped a male model in the 1980s.

On Saturday, the Star Trek actor addressed accusations former male model Scott R. Bruton made to The Hollywood Reporter, in which he claimed the actor had sexually assaulted him in 1981.

“Friends,” Takei, 80, wrote on Twitter. “I’m writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton. I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.”

“The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Bruton, and I cannot say I do,” he continued. “But I do take these claims very seriously and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment,” he added.

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Actor George Takei on Saturday denied allegations that he groped a former model in the 1980s. The Star Trek legend wrote a lengthy response to claims made Friday by Scott Brunton, a former model and actor, who told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that Takei groped him when he was passed

Star Trek icon George Takei has denied he sexually assaulted former male model Scott Brunton while the young man was passed out in his Los Angeles condo in 1981. The star, 80, took to social media to defend himself on Saturday.

“Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago. But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful,” Takei continued. “Brad, who is 100 percent beside me on this, as my life partner of more than 30 years and now my husband, stands fully by my side. I cannot tell you how vital it has been to have his unwavering support and love in these difficult times.”

George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Former Model in 1981

  George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Former Model in 1981 Accuser Scott R. Brunton says he was groped by the 'Star Trek' icon at the actor's Los Angeles condo."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.

George Takei has denied allegations that he groped a male model in the 1980s. The Star Trek actor was accused by Scott Brunton, a former model and actor, of groping him when he was passed out drunk in 1981.

George Takei responds to allegations that he sexually assaulted a former model in 1981. But, according to Brunton, things took a sinister turn when he felt sick and passed out, then woke up to Takei " groping " his Takei , 80, took to Facebook this morning to vehemently deny the allegations .

Neither Takei nor Brunton responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Bruton alleged that Takei groped him after a night out which ended in the actor’s Los Angeles condo.

Bruton claimed that he “must have passed out” and woke up to Takei allegedly “groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off.”

The allegations against Takei come weeks after Takei spoke out against actor Kevin Spacey, slamming Spacey for the actor’s alleged sexual misconduct against actor Anthony Rapp alongside Spacey’s choice to come out on the heels of the ensuing controversy.

“When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is wrong,” Takei said in a statement released to PEOPLE. “For Anthony Rapp, he has had to live with the memory of this experience of decades ago. For Kevin Spacey, who claims not to remember the incident, he was the older, dominant one who had his way.”

“Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight — that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it,” he continued.

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