A former model who now lives in Portland has accused Star Trek actor George Takei of sexually assaulting him in the 1980s.
Scott R. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that he met Takei, who would have been in his 40s at the time, in 1981 while working at a restaurant in Los Angeles, at a time when Brunton was trying to jumpstart an acting and modeling career. One night, shortly after Brunton had broken up with his then-boyfriend, Takei took him out for dinner, then invited him back to his condo for a drink. Brunton recalled feeling disoriented and passing out on a beanbag chair.
Four of Brunton's friends confirmed having heard his story to the Reporter.
Years later, after moving to Portland, Brunton said he met up with Takei when the actor came to town on a book tour. He planned to confront Takei about the assault, but he "it was just too uncomfortable," he said.
On Saturday, Takei responded to the allegations in a series of tweets, saying the events "simply did not occur" and that he does not recall ever meeting Brunton.