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

23:21  11 november  2017
23:21  11 november  2017 Source:   TheWrap

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.A former model and actor is accusing Star Trek icon George Takei of sexual assault in 1981. The accuser, Scott R. Brunton, who was 23 at the time of the alleged incident, claims that Takei took advantage of him when he was most vulnerable.

George Takei insists he is ‘ shocked and bewildered ’ at claims of sexual assault against him. Adam BloodworthSaturday 11 Nov 2017 5:06 pm. Share this article with Facebook Share this article with Twitter Share this article with Google Plus Share this article with Whatsapp Share this article through

— George Takei (@ GeorgeTakei ) November 11, 2017. The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do Victims speak up about sexual abuse after Harvey Weinstein scandal. George Takei is ‘ shocked and bewildered ’ at claims that he sexually assaulted a model in 1981.

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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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“Star Trek” actor and activist George Takei , accused late Friday of sexual assault , denied the allegations he called “antithetical to my values and my practices.” I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.”

"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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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. /

A day after a former model said George Takei had sexually assaulted him 36 years ago, the “Star Trek” actor strongly denied any wrongdoing, saying that he was “ shocked and bewildered ” by the claims .

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

Kirstie Alley cautions against believing sexual assault allegations and being 'part of the mob' .
"We livin in the wild Wild West.""I'm an advocate of courts of law 4 criminal matters," she tweeted November 11. "Also innocent until proven guilty is a fairly sane concept that I'm pretty sure each of us would like to be afforded. Rumors cause witchhunts. Seems ok to be part of the mob until U become the next witch.

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