A former model accused former Star Trek star George Takei of sexual assault in 1981 after the author and activist ripped actor Kevin Spacey earlier this month for allegedly groping and harassing several people more than three decades ago.
Scott Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, told reporters Friday night that Takei took advantage of him after during a difficult time in his life. Brunton felt compelled to disclose the incident after Takei, an LGBT advocate, came out against actor Kevin Spacey over allegations he groped several people.
Brunton was reportedly living in Hollywood and beginning a career as a commercial actor and model when he met Takei, who was in his mid-40s at the time. One evening at Greg’s Blue Dot bar, they exchanged contact information and talked infrequently as well as bumped into each other at clubs from time to time, Brunton noted.
They went out one night for drinks and later back to the actor’s condo for a night cap. Brunton said Takei offered him a couple of drinks, which left him disoriented and dizzy — Brunton allegedly passed out shortly afterward and woke to find Takei kneeling beside 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,” Brunton said.
Brunton continued: “He (Takei) said, ‘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.”
Harvey Weinstein and Takei’s response to various high profile celebrities accused of sexual misconduct ultimately prompted Brunton to come forward with what he knew.
“For Anthony Rapp, he has had to live with the memory of this experience of decades ago,” Takei said in a statement about Spacey’s accuser, actor Anthony Rapp. “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.”
“I don’t want anything from him but an apology,” Brunton said..
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