But this is real-life, not Star Trek.
And George Takei is looking more and more like a real-life creep.
But over the weekend, the gay actor and pal of many Democrats in Congress inadvertantly satirized all liberals in 2017…by blaming Russia for the bombshell story of his abusive past.
Takei posted, then later deleted a series of tweets that went full-blown Red Scare in an attempt to distract from the story of him intoxicating and then molesting a young actor.
More from GQ:
Every day another once-beloved (or merely tolerated) star joins the parade of men forced to reckon with their past as alleged sexual abusers continues. Over the weekend, it was George Takei, who was accused of taking advantage of Scott Brunton, an ex-model and actor, when Brunton was 23 and Takei was in his forties. Takei denies the allegations, and also blames the Russians, because it’s 2017 and literally anything is plausible.
Brunton says he and Takei met in the early ‘80s, and that Takei invited him to his condo one night after Brunton broke up with his then boyfriend. He had two drinks, and said he felt dizzy.
“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 told the Hollywood Reporter.
Takei, at first, denied Brunton’s claims, writing on Facebook that he does not remember Brunton or the incident, and that “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.”
Jezebel pointed out that Takei seemed to joke about groping men without their consent on the Howard Stern Show.
Russian bots targeting Takei (which may or may not be real) is certainly the most creative excuse we’ve heard so far to avoid addressing sexual harassment allegations, and it sets a high bar (a low bar?
A bar covered in feet of crap and lies?) for the inevitable next man. We can’t wait until someone blames it on chemtrails.
To their credit, neither the mainstream media nor the liberal establishment is taking kindly to Takei’s pandering, pathetic attempt to blame Putin for this.
But at the same time, he’s not doing anything the Clintons aren’t!