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George Takei Speaks Out After Sexual Assault Accuser Changes His Story

George Takei Speaks Out After Sexual Assault Accuser Changes His Story

George Takei is speaking out about the sexual assault allegations against him, after a new investigative article was released.

The now 81-year-old actor was accused of making an unwanted advance on former model Scott R. Brunton while he was passed out after the men had dinner together in 1981.

The new article questioned the inconsistencies in Scott‘s story, after he admitted to not remembering if George physically touched him.

“As many of you know, this has been a very difficult period for myself and my husband Brad as we have dealt with the impact of these accusations, but we are happy to see that this nightmare is finally drawing to a close. As I stated before, I do not remember Mr. Brunton or any of the events he described from forty years ago, but I do understand that this was part of a very important national conversation that we as a society must have, painful as it might be,” George wrote on his Twitter.

He added, “It is in that spirit that I want folks to know, despite what he has put us through, I do not bear Mr. Brunton any ill will, and I wish him peace. Brad and I are especially grateful for the many fans who stood by me throughout this ordeal. Your support kept us going, and we are so immensely thankful for you.”

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  • Ash

    Oh please! That guy was clearly getting a huge paycheck to change his story and clean this perve’s name. If anybody ever watched I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here many years ago would’ve known that George is one horny and handsy old man. There was one time where he massaged Brian Paddick on the chest and he always going for Joe Swash’s lips in friendly greetings just to name a few. They respected him because he’s a legend but he’s taking advantage of the guys whenever he can. Truly disgusting that he’s getting away with this.

  • Sansa Squad

    I hope these bottom-feeders who co-opt the #MeToo movement for their own gain suffer the appropriate consequences. I’m always inclined to believe accusers (because statistically the likelihood they’re lying is slim, and also because I think ultimately you can do more harm by denying truth-tellers than believing liars) but the statements Takei’s accuser has made since all this came out paint him as a borderline-racist opportunist and that’s not cool. That said, I don’t know if I totally buy Takei’s “high road” attitude here – it makes me a little suspicious that there may be other skeletons in his closet he doesn’t want anyone digging for – but maybe that’s just me.

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    a disgraceful man