A man from Portland has accused Star Trek actor and social-justice peacock George Takei of sexually assaulting him in the 1980s.
Takei has tweeted almost every day for the past year about Donald Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct, and accusations made about other Republicans.
According to a bombshell report in The Hollywood Reporter, the former model and actor Scott Bruntun said he met Takei in 1981 in Los Angeles.
Takei allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted an unconscious Brunton.
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“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,” Brunton says.
“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.”
Four of Brunton’s friends confirmed having heard his story to the Reporter.
Years later, after moving to Portland, Brunton said he met up with Takei when the actor came to town on a book tour. He planned to confront Takei about the assault, but he “it was just too uncomfortable,” he said.
On Saturday, Takei responded to the allegations in a series of tweets, saying the events “simply did not occur” and that he does not recall ever meeting Brunton.
Pot, kettle, black, Captain Kirk!