George Takei accused of sexual misconduct by former model

Scott Brunton now 60 said Star Trek actor George Takei sexually assaulted him in 1981. The actor has denied

Brunton says he was groped by the "Star Trek" icon at the actor's Los Angeles condo.

Brunton accused Takei of "groping at my crotch and trying to get my underwear off" while he was passed out at the star's home. In a Facebook post, Takei denied the charge.

It's a sobering time in the entertainment industry, as formerly respected figures in Hollywood are being accused of sexual misconduct on nearly a daily basis.

A writer who worked for Richard Dreyfuss on a TV comedy special in the 1980s said he sexually harassed her for years and exposed himself to her in a studio lot trailer. "I won't succumb to that", Takei wrote. Since then, CK's movie I Love You, Daddy has been canned, with FX cutting ties and The Secret Life Of Pets sequel dropping him from the lead role. "I felt violated when this happened". "I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them", Takei continues to his 2.79 million followers.

"No, no. I never did that". "I looked through the crowd and told my boyfriend, 'Look that's Sulu'". "It just seemed so hypocritical".

Takei, 80, became the latest celebrity to be accused of sexual assault, after a former actor and model named Scott R. Brunton alleged in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that Takei groped him and tried to remove his underwear one night in 1981.

Brunton, now 60, told CNN on Saturday that the alleged assault occurred when he was 23 and Takei was in his 40s. "They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it".

Brunton said he fell unconscious at Takei's apartment after having a couple drinks and when he woke up his trousers were around his ankles, Takei was groping him and trying to get his underwear off.

"He is on top of me and has my trousers pulled down around my ankles and his hands are trying to get my underwear off. And I said, 'No, I don't want this.' I pushed him off and said I was going". The Hollywood Reporter said Friday it spoke to four longtime friends of Brunton who said he had confided in them about Takei years ago. I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I can not 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", Takei added.

Takei tweeted, "Right now it is a he said/he said situation, over alleged events almost 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", Takei tweeted.

Jessica Teich told the NY magazine blog Vulture.com that the actor made continual, overt and lewd comments and invitations after they met at a theatre where she worked and Dreyfuss appeared. "I thought it was cool that he thought enough of me to give me a sympathetic ear".

Producer Gary Goddard, 63, also faced allegations of sexual misconduct toward a minor from ER and Top Gun actor Anthony Edwards.

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