George Takei 'Shocked And Bewildered' At Sexual Assault Claims Against Him

George Takei is denying the sexual assault allegations leveled against him.   

As Nicki Swift previously reported, the Star Trek star is the latest actor to be accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. In an article published by The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 10, 2017, former model Scott R. Brunton claims that he was groped by Takei in 1981 when he was 23.

On Nov. 11, 2017, Takei took to Twitter to deny the allegations saying he was "shocked and bewildered" at the claims.

"Friends, I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton," he wrote. "I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them."

"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. Bruton, and I cannot say I do," he continued, adding, "But I do take these claims very seriously and I wanted to provide my response thoughtfully and not out of the moment."

The allegations against the actor come just weeks after Takei spoke out against Kevin Spacey and slammed the House of Cards actor for his alleged sexual misconduct.

"When power is used in a non-consensual situation, it is wrong," Takei said in a statement to People. "For Anthony Rapp, he has had to live with the memory of this experience of decades ago. For Kevin Spacey, who claims not to remember the incident, he was the older, dominant one who had his way." 

"Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight — that is a deflection. They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it."