Takei de­nies 1981 sex­ual as­sault

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - ENTERTAINMENT - ANI

Ge­orge Takei has fi­nally re­sponded to a for­mer model’s claims that said he was sex­u­ally as­saulted by him al­most four decades ago, say­ing he was “shocked and be­wil­dered” by them.

In a series of tweets, the ac­tor-di­rec­tor re­sponded to Scott R Brun­ton by say­ing that he did not even re­mem­ber Brun­ton.

He wrote, “Friends, I’m writ­ing to re­spond to the ac­cu­sa­tions made by Scott R [Brun­ton]. I want to as­sure you all that I am as shocked and be­wil­dered at these claims as you must feel read­ing them. The events he de­scribes back in the 1980s sim­ply did not oc­cur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now. I have wracked my brain to ask if I re­mem­ber Mr Brun­ton, and I can­not say I do.”

“Those that know me un­der­stand that non­con­sen­sual acts are so an­ti­thet­i­cal to my val­ues and my prac­tices, the very idea that some­one would ac­cuse me of this is quite per­son­ally pain­ful,” added Takei.

In an in­ter­view with The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter, Scott R Brun­ton re­counted in de­tail the night of the al­leged as­sault, say­ing that he woke up to find Takei grop­ing him with­out his con­sent.

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Ge­orge Takei

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