George Takei Calls BS on '81 Sexual Assault Claim

  • George Takei Calls BS on '81 Sexual Assault Claim

George Takei Calls BS on '81 Sexual Assault Claim

Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that Takei in 1981 groped him after a night of drinking.

At Takei's house, the model remembers being given a drink and feeling "very dizzy" like he was going to "pass out" before claiming to have been personally compromised by the Star Trek actor, who undressed Brunton in an consensual act and tried to put his hands into the model's underwear. "I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Bruton, and I can not say I do", he continued.

"Right now it is a he said/he said situation, over alleged events almost 40 years ago".

Scott Brunton had just gone through a bad breakup when actor George Takei offered to take him out on the town.

Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that he met Takei, who would have been in his 40s at the time, in 1981 while working at a restaurant in Los Angeles, at a time when Brunton was trying to jumpstart an acting and modeling career.

"He created a very hostile work environment, where I felt sexualized, objectified, and unsafe", she told Vulture. They exchanged numbers and occasionally talked.

"[Takei] wasn't the total reason, but he was part of it", Brunton said. "I thought it was cool that he thought enough of me to give me a sympathetic ear". George Takei and I agree a lot on politics, but I shouldn't hold him to different standards because of that. He was so not my type. Takei was 43 or 44 years old. He said they later went out to dinner and that he passed out after an evening nightcap.

The Star Trek star began awkwardly laughing.

"I had a second drink and then I started to feel bad, and I stood up and said, 'Oh my God, I'm going to pass out,"' he recalled.

He added, "I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair". "And I said sure". He said, "I don't want anything from him but an apology".

Takei just responded by saying, "The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur and I don't know why he has claimed them now". Takei, Brunton said, "was a great ear". However, he told the publication he never went to the press because he assumed no one would take him seriously.

"When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is wrong", Takei said in a statement released to PEOPLE. Brunton was in a relationship at the time, but he and Takei connected after Brunton's hard breakup.

Brunton and Teich both said they were inspired to come forward after reading statements of support made by Takei and Dreyfuss in the wake of sexual-assault claims by others. "I realize all that George has done for the LGBTQ community and how he is a pillar of our community but, as you know, people have dark sides".

He said that he shared his disturbing story with numerous friends and family members.

"We have the drink and he asks if I would like another", Brunton recalled.

He confessed: "Who's going to believe me?"