2018-05-25 21:39:10 UTC
In November, actor George Takei denied sexual assault allegations made by Scott
Brunton, a former model who says Takei sexually assaulted him in 1981.
Brunton claimed he fell unconscious at Takeis apartment after having a couple
drinks and when he woke up his pants were around his ankles, Takei was groping
him and trying to get his underwear off. The accusations, which came as a flurry
of Hollywood and public figures were brought down by similar allegations,
prompted a public pillorying of Takei, who has always denied them.
Now, Takeis accuser has withdrawn many of the allegations during a lengthy
investigation by the New York Observers Shane Snow, who tracked how Brunton
changed and added to his story over time, and also revealed that many of the
claims, such as possession of a date rape drug, would have been impossible
because such drugs did not exist in 1981 when the alleged assault took place.
Takei has always maintained that the events described by Brunton did not occur,
and is vindicated by Snows investigation, which you can read here.
At the time, Takei also said that Russian bots were amplifying the accusations