- Nov 11
George Takei accused of sexual assault
Star Trek actor George Takei, who has been accused of sexual assault. Photo: Arthur Mola/Invision/AP
Former model and actor Scott Brunton has come forward against George Takei, alleging to The Hollywood Reporter that the Star Trek star sexually assaulted him after they'd been drinking in 1981. Brunton was 23 at the time of the alleged assault. Takei, who a spokesperson said was not reachable for comment, was 43 or 44.
Why it matters: This is the latest in a wave of allegations against Hollywood celebrities, and Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that he was motivated by seeing this Takei statement on the Kevin Spacey allegations: "When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong... For Kevin Spacey, who claims not to remember the incident, he was the older, dominant one who had his way."
Brunton's allegation, as recounted by THR and corroborated by four of his friends: