Back in November 2017, one-time male model Scott Brunton made a shocking accusation of sexual misconduct against George Takei.
Brunton claimed “Star Trek” icon Takei had drugged him and attempted to have sex without his consent, describing details of the alleged 1981 encounter.
At the time, the 81-year old actor said he was “shocked and bewildered” by the allegations, stating categorically that the events as Brunton recalled them “simply did not occur.”
Regardless of what actually took place, the fallout was devastating for Takei, who found himself lumped in with the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer and other alleged sexual predators.
However, a recent Observer reporter caught up with Brunton to discuss some glaring inconsistencies in his story, and he admitted he didn’t actually remember some of the key details he relayed for the original story, which appeared in The Hollywood Reporter.
He now describes the events which took place after the men went on a date and had a few drinks at Takei’s home as “just an unwanted situation. It’s just a very odd event.”
Following publication of the Observer story, Takei took to Twitter in a series of tweets to admit the allegations have led to “a very difficult period for myself and my husband Brad,” but added that they’re “happy to see that this nightmare is finally drawing to a close.”
Takei also reiterated that while he doesn’t remember Brunton “or any of the events he described,” he’s adamant that “this was part of a very important national conversation that we as a society must have, painful as it might be.”
In his final tweets addressing the matter, Takei takes the high road, writing that “despite what he has put us through, I do not bear Mr. Brunton any ill will, and I wish him peace.”