Actor George Takei was accused of groping a man in the early 80s, and just denied it ever happened on Twitter. But he told Howard Stern just last month when asked that he grabbed men he was ‘trying to persuade’ to be with him sexually.
Audio has surfaced yesterday, less than a day after Takei denied sexually assaulting male model Scott Brunton while he was passed out in his Los Angeles condo in 1981.
Takei appeared on Stern’s radio show last month when the spate of sexual harassment scandals involving powerful Hollywood figures began to make headlines, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The conversation between Stern and Takei touched on the “irony” of the allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, particularly in light of the 2005 Access Hollywood tape where Trump is heard bragging about grabbing women’s genitals.
Stern then asked Takei if he ever grabbed a man’s genitals against his will. Takei sounds taken aback by the question. He says with a laugh,
When Stern asked him again, he said,
“Some people are kind of skittish, or maybe, um, uh, afraid, and you’re trying to persuade.”
Robin Quivers then asked if he did this at work.
“It was either in my home. They came to my home.”
The LGBT Star Trek icon, who is now 80, took to social media to defend himself against Brunton’s allegations saying that the event “simply did not occur”
You can read Takei’s denial statement here and listen to Takei dig himself into a hole below.
(via Daily Mail)