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George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss the latest in Hollywood to be accused of sexual misconduct

George Takei, Richard Dreyfuss the latest in Hollywood to be accused of sexual misconduct
From CBC - November 11, 2017

Star Trekactor George Takeihas been accused of gropinga model-actor in 1981, in another development in the barrage of sexual assault, harassment and rape allegations to rock the entertainmentindustry.

Takei said Saturday on Twitter that events described in an interview with Scott Brunton "simply did not occur."

Brunton told the Hollywood Reporter he was 23 and living in Hollywood when he met Takei at a bar. They exchanged numbers and kept in touch, he said. Later,afterBruntonbroke up with a boyfriend,Takei invited him to dinner and the theatre, thenback to his condo.

At the condo,Bruntonsaid he "must have passed out" after twodrinks, awakening toTakeigroping him.

Takeiwas not interviewed for the Hollywood Reporter story.

Friends,

I am writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton. I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them. /1

@GeorgeTakei

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. /2

@GeorgeTakei

The Hollywood Reporter said Friday it spoke to four longtime friends of Brunton who said he had confided in them about Takei years ago.

Takei said on Twitterit's a "he said/he said situation" and that those who know him "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."

Richard Dreyfuss accused of sexual harassment

Meanwhile, awriter who worked for Richard Dreyfuss on a TV comedy special in the 1980s said he sexually harassed her for years and exposed himself to her in a studio lot trailer.

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