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Former male model accuses actor and LGBT advocate, George Takei, of sexual misconduct
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Former male model accuses actor and LGBT advocate, George Takei, of sexual misconduct

George Takei is the latest Hollywood player who stands accused of sexual misconduct.

Former male model, Scott Brunton, accused Takei — actor best known for his body of work playing Hikaru Sulu "Star Trek" and contemporary LGBT activist — accused Takei of sexual assault in 1981 an article published Friday by The Hollywood Reporter.

What are the details of the allegation?

According to the website, Brunton was 23 years old at the time and living as a working model and waiter in Hollywood. Takei was 43 or 44 years old.

"This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it," Brunton said in an interview. "It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up. I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it."

Brunton revealed that he and Takei met in a Hollywood bar where they eventually ended up exchanging numbers.

The pair kept in touch as friends, and Brunton alleged that Takei offered to take him out for dinner and to the theater after Brunton broke up with an ex-boyfriend.

"He was very good at consoling me and understanding that I was upset and still in love with my boyfriend," Brunton said. "He was a great ear. He was very good about me spilling my heart on my sleeve."

Brunton said that he and Takei went back to the actor's condominium for a drink later that evening.

"We have the drink and he asks if I would like another," Brunton recalled. "And I said 'Sure.' So, I have the second one, and then all of a sudden, I begin feeling very disoriented and dizzy, and I thought I was going to pass out."

He added, "I said I need to sit down and he said sit over here and he had the giant yellow beanbag chair. So I sat down in that and leaned my head back and I must have passed out."

Brunton then detailed an alleged encounter that he said forced him to flee Takei's condo.

"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 alleged.

Brunton explained that he regained full consciousness and, shocked at the time, asked Takei what he thought he was doing.

"'I don't want to do this,'" Brunton allegedly told Takei, to which the "Star Trek" actor reportedly responded, "'You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.'"

"I said, 'No. I don't want to do this.' And I pushed him off,'" Brunton recalled. "He said, 'OK, fine.' And I said I am going to go and he said, 'If you feel you must. You're in no condition to drive.' I said, 'I don't care I want to go.' So I managed to get my pants up and compose myself and I was just shocked. I walked out and went to my car until I felt well enough to drive home, and that was that."

Has Takei responded?

Takei's rep, Julia Buchwald, told the publication, "George is traveling in Japan and Australia and not reachable for comment."

Takei himself, however, has been outspoken against the Hollywood sexual assault allegations from the get-go.

Takei issued a direct statement condemning Kevin Spacey over similar allegations.

"When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is a wrong," Takei told The Hollywood reporter in October. "For Anthony Rapp, he has had to live with the memory of this experience of decades ago. For Kevin Spacey, who claims not to remember the incident, he was the older, dominant one who had his way. Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight — that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it."

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