Star Trek icon George Takei accused of sexually assaulting young male model
Nov 12 2017
"I don't want to do this.' And I pushed him off and he said, 'Okay, fine.'" Brunton said he put his trousers back on and left, even after Takei warned him he was "in no condition to drive". "I walked out and went to my auto until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that", Brunton said. THR says several of Brunton's friends have confirmed that Brunton told them the story over the years.
In a Facebook post, Takei said that the events which Brunton describes "simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now". At the very least, there was no suggestion that the incident Brunton has alleged is the same as what Takei narrated to Stern. "Oh maybe... um... afraid and you're trying to persuade". Brunton said he told Takei "I don't want to do this".
Brunton has alleged the star, who is famous for his role as Hikaru Sulo in the Star Trek TV series and Nakamura in "Heroes", groped him at a Los Angeles bar when he was 23 and had just moved to Hollywood.
When the model woke up, he saw his trousers were around his ankles and Takei was trying to get his underwear off and groping him up at the same time. "I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I can not say I do", he continued.
"When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong", Takei said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on October 30.
A spokesman for Takei told the outlet that the actor was not in the U.S. and could not be reached for comment. "But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment".
"I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them", he wrote Saturday morning.
"Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events almost 40 years ago", Takei wrote.
A number of men have said they were assaulted by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who apologized in one case but angered the gay community by coming out as gay in the same statement.