Entertainment George Takei ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Claims

23:21  11 november  2017
23:21  11 november  2017 Source:   thewrap.com

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"I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them," George Takei wrote of sexual assault claims . — George Takei (@ GeorgeTakei ) November 11, 2017.

In an interview in The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, model Scott R. Brunton accused Star Trek actor George Takei of sexual assault , which allegedly took place in the actor’s condo in 1981. In a response on Twitter, Takei says he is “ shocked and bewildered ” at the accusation

George Takei wearing a white shirt© TheWrap George Takei

George Takei denies the claim made Friday by former model Scott R. Brunton, who said the "Star Trek" actor groped him in 1981.

"I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton," Takei wrote in a Twitter thread on Saturday. "I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them."

Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that he met Takei in 1981 at a bar in Hollywood, and they exchanged phone numbers. He went on to say that after a night on the town, they went back to Takei's apartment for drinks and, after two, Brunton said he began "feeling very disoriented and dizzy" and "passed out."

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George Takei “ Shocked & Bewildered ” At Sexual Assault Claims Made Against Him. — George Takei (@ GeorgeTakei ) November 11, 2017. But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment. /

George Takei Is ‘ Shocked and Bewildered ’ Over Sexual - Assault Claims Against Him. — George Takei (@ GeorgeTakei ) November 11, 2017. But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment. /

"The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles," Brunton said, adding that Takei 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."

Takei didn't respond immediately to the allegations because he is travelling in Japan and Australia, but he denied Bruton's claims early Saturday.

"The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now," he wrote. "I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr Brunton, and I cannot say I do.

"But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment. Right now it is 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."

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"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. "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.

On Friday evening, The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Scott R. Brunton, a former model who accused Star Trek star George Takei of sexual assault during an “I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them,” he wrote.

Friends,

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. /1

-- 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. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr Brunton, and I cannot say I do. /2

- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017

But I do take these claims very seriously, and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment. /3

- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017

Right now it is 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. /4

- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017

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. /5

- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017

Thanks to many of you for all the kind words and trust. It means so much to us.

Yours in gratitude,

George /end

- George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 11, 2017

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