An interview between George Takei and radio host Howard Stern ultimate month provides a wrinkle to the “Star Trek” actor’s swift denial this week of sexual attack allegations in opposition to him.
On Friday, former style Scott R. Brunton mentioned Takei had groped him with out his consent 36 years in the past within the actor’s house. Takei addressed the claims in a sequence of tweets on Saturday morning, flatly pointing out that the occasions “simply did not occur.”
“Those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful,” Takei wrote.
In October, the actor had talked concerning the fresh wave of sexual misconduct allegations on “The Howard Stern Show.” His remarks then point out, if not anything else, the issue with seeking to convince any person to have intercourse with out their absolute consent.
When Stern inquired if Takei had ever been considering nonconsensual sexual process, an uncomfortable silence adopted, because the actor tried to chortle off the query.
“Did you ever grab anyone by the cock against their will?” Stern requested at one level.
“Some people that are kind of … umm … skittish or maybe … um … afraid and you’re trying to persuade…” Takei mentioned.
Takei later mentioned that the ones incidents by no means befell at the activity and that during his eyes they have been consensual.
“No, it wasn’t at work,” he mentioned. “It was either in my home ― they came to my home.”
Stern then attempted to get Takei to elucidate additional, asking if he ever gave any person “a gentle squeeze on the balls.”
“More than a gentle,” Takei responded. “But it didn’t involve power over the other.”
While Takei supplied no time period or explicit information about the ones encounters, there are some similarities between his description and his accuser’s account, significantly the site at his house and the kind of bodily touch.
A consultant for Takei didn’t in an instant go back HuffPost’s request for remark.
Listen to a clip from the Stern interview under.