For the previous couple of weeks now, increasingly folks have been coming ahead with horror tales about sexual assault and/or sexual harassment devoted by numerous Hollywood figures.
Needless to say, it has been an overwhelmingly miserable time.
Harvey Weinstein’s accusers opened the floodgates — so, so many women have shared their horror stories about him, and some of the tales have been about rape.
From there, every half merely sort of fell aside.
Several males claimed that Kevin Spacey assaulted them, together with actor Anthony Rapp, who was solely 14 on the time of the alleged incident.
Writer/director James Toback has been accused of assault by literally hundreds of women, and Louis C.Ok. was accused of (and admitted to) abusing his place of energy all through the comedy world to masturbate in entrance of feminine comedians and coworkers.
And now we have now one different title so as in order so as to add to the report of the accused: George Takei.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, a former actor and mannequin named Scott R. Brunton recounts a story that occurred in 1981, when he was residing in L.A. and making an attempt to get his profession going.
He says that he met George at a bar, and that they exchanged cellphone numbers and struck up a friendship.
When Scott passed by method of a foul breakup, he says George reached out to him and provided to take him out to dinner and a present.
“He was very good at consoling me and understanding that I was upset and still in love with my boyfriend,” he remembers. “He was a great ear. He was very good about me spilling my heart on my sleeve.”
When the night time time was over, the 2 went as soon as extra to George’s dwelling for a drink, nonetheless Scott claims that when he had had his second drink, “I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out.”
He says that he did find yourself passing out, and “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.”
“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.'”
Scott claims that he prompt him “I don’t want to do this,” after which he left.
It’s a horrible story — all of them are.
But for what it is price, George has already strongly denied the story.
“Friends,” he started a sequence of tweets, “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 this claims as you must feel reading them.”
It’s true — individuals are considerably shocked at these claims, in consequence of not like Weinstein and Kevin Spacey and Louis C.Ok., there have on no account been any rumors about one factor like this.
George continued with “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.”
“But I do take these claims very seriously,” he added, “and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment.”
“Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 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.”
He wrote that his husband is “100 percent beside me on this” and that he “stands fully by my side. I cannot tell you how vital it has been to have his unwavering support and love in these difficult times.”
“Thanks to many of you for all the kind words and trust,” he completed. “It means so much to us. Yours in gratitude, George.”
Do you take into consideration him?
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