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George Takei, accused of 1981 sexual assault, responds with a denial

George Takei, accused of 1981 sexual assault, responds with a denial

As Nicki Swift previously reported, the Star Trek star is the latest actor to be accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

Takei has particularly utilized social media to address issues, and Saturday, he posted a message for his followers denying a sexual assault allegation made by Scott R. Brunton, who detailed the alleged incident in an interview published Friday by THR.

"Those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that somebody would accuse me of this is quite personally painful", he wrote, adding that his husband Brad, with whom he has been for more than 30 years, stands firmly by his side. "Or maybe afraid and you're trying to persuade".

Jessica Teich told the NY magazine blog Vulture.com that Dreyfuss made continual, overt and lewd comments and invitations after they met at a theatre where she worked and Dreyfuss was appearing. The actor, she said, made continual, overt and lewd comments and invitations but she never told anyone.

In 1987, Teich said, she was summoned to his trailer on the set of one of his films and he exposed his genitals to her. Dreyfuss agent Barry McPherson on Saturday said his client denies ever exposing himself to Teich.

Dreyfuss said he thought the two were involved in a playful "consensual seduction ritual".

Dreyfuss' son, actor Harry Dreyfuss, said Kevin Spacey groped him when he was 18, prompting his father to post on Twitter that he was "so incredibly proud" of his son.

At the time, Brunton was 23 and going through a breakup, he told The Hollywood Reporter. "He was a great ear", Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter. Female politicians have said they were routinely harassed by male members of Congress and several top figures at Fox News have lost their jobs. "I don't want to do this.'" After rejecting Takei's advances, Brunton left, having to wait in his auto until he felt well enough to leave. Brunton claimed he remembered waking up to find Takei on top of him, pulling his trousers down and trying to take off his underwear. He said he extricated himself and left.

"The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur", Takei wrote, "and I do not know why he has claimed them now".

A recent clip from The Howard Stern show is also making the rounds.

At this point its unclear whether Takei will take further measures to clear his name or Brunton will talk more of his allegation.

Takei, a staunch opponent of the Republican president, initially was silent, then said "uh oh" and laughed.

This answer seemed to confuse Stern and co-host Robin Givens, who asked for elaboration.