Entertainment George Takei apologises for joking about 'touching men'

05:37  15 november  2017
05:37  15 november  2017 Source:   9The FIX

George Takei ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Claims

  George Takei ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Claims <p>George Takei denies the claim made Friday by former model Scott R. Brunton, who said the "Star Trek" actor groped him in 1981.</p>"I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton," Takei wrote in a Twitter thread on Saturday. "I want to assure you all that I am as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.

George Takei once again took to social media amid an allegation that he sexually assaulted a former model and actor in the 1980s. This time, Takei was responding to a Howard Stern interview in which the former "Star Trek" star joked about touching men .

Embattled actor George Takei has apologized for a recent interview with Howard Stern in which he joked about sexually assaulting men , after the “Many have raised concern over a back-and-forth between Howard Stern and myself, where we joked about me touching men during my ‘Star Trek’

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On Monday, former Star Trek actor George Takei posted a deceptive quasi- apology for a recent where we joked about me touching men during my Star Trek days fifty years ago," wrote Takei . I see now that that it has come across poorly in the awkward sketch, and I apologize for playing along

Embattled actor George Takei has apologized for a recent interview with Howard Stern in which he joked about sexually assaulting men , after the “Many have raised concern over a back-and-forth between Howard Stern and myself, where we joked about me touching men during my ‘Star Trek’

George Takei has apologised for the controversy stemming from his October interview with Howard Stern, where the two joked about Takei touching men during his Star Trek days 50 years ago.

In the wake of sexual assault charges levied against the actor, Takei penned a lengthy Facebook post on Monday to explain himself, saying, "Out of context, I agree that the joke was distasteful, and I'm very sorry he and I made fun out of a serious matter."

He continued, "For decades, I have played the part of a 'naughty gay grandpa' when I visit Howard's show, a caricature I now regret. But I want to be clear: I have never forced myself upon someone during a date. Sometimes my dates were the initiators, and sometimes I was. It was always by mutual consent. I see now that that it has come across poorly in the awkward sketch, and I apologize for playing along with Howard's insinuation."

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Takei denied the accusations, but now a tape of him joking with Howard Stern about grabbing men to persuade them to have sex with him has surfaced. The conversation between Stern and Takei touched on the ‘irony’ of the allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, particularly in light of

28 broadcast that has since forced the organization to apologize . That apology , however, is not going to be enough. "Star Trek" icon George Takei joined a number of other Rock ended the bit making a joke about child labor. Takei and others like director Ang Lee felt the attempt at humor went too far.

Recently, former model Scott R. Brunton accused Takei of sexually assaulting him in 1981. Brunton alleges that Takei groped him and attempted coerce him into sexual contact. Takei has denied the claims.

The actor drew negative attention again when his Stern interview resurfaced. In the interview, they were discussing the fallout of Harvey Weinstein, whose own allegations of sexual misconduct had just surfaced at the time. Stern asked Takei if he'd ever groped a man without consent, to which Takei replied after a period of silence saying, "Uh oh. Some people are kind of skittish, or maybe afraid, and you're trying to persuade." Later, Takei said his "behavior" occurred at his home, not at work.

Read his full statement below:


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