George Takei is the latest celeb to be accused of sexual assault.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Star Trek star allegedly groped former model and actor Scott R. Brunton in Los Angeles in 1981. Brunton was 23 years old at the time of the alleged incident.
The accuser tells the publication:
“This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it… 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.”
According to Scott, the two met at Greg’s Blue Dot bar where they exchanged numbers. After Brunton broke up with his-then boyfriend, the author invited him out for dinner and a theater show.
“He was very good at consoling me and understanding that I was upset and still in love with my boyfriend… He was a great ear. He was very good about me spilling my heart on my sleeve.”
The two went back to Takei’s condo and had more drinks. However, Brunton began feeling “dizzy” and “disoriented” after two rounds.
“We have the drink and he asks if I would like another… And I said sure. So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out. I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out.”
When he woke up, he allegedly saw George “groping” his crotch, and tried “to get my underwear off.”
“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… I came to and said, ‘What are you doing?!’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He goes, ‘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.”‘
Although the two met up years later in Portland, Brunton was unable to ask George why he (allegedly) assaulted him.
“I wanted to see him… I always wanted to ask him — I just felt really betrayed. I thought I was a friend and here I am later, just another piece of meat. So I called him up at the hotel — I figured out which hotel he was at — and he said ‘Hi, Scott. I remember you.’ I wanted to ask him why. We met for coffee, and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. It was just too uncomfortable.”‘
According to Takei’s rep:
“George is traveling in Japan and Australia and not reachable for comment.”
Four of Brunton’s friends confirm to THR that Scott previously told them about the alleged encounter.
[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]