An ex-male model had claimed that actor George Takei sexually assaulted him in 1981, tallying on the increasing list of Hollywood stars caught up by the expanding wave of scandal. On Friday, the Hollywood Reporter printed an interview with Scott R. Brunton, who says he was assaulted by the former “Star Trek” actor when Brunton was 23 and Takei were in his 40s. According to the article, Takei tried to lift Brunton’s undergarments after Brunton fell asleep from drinking at Takei’s condo. In a Facebook post, Takei dismissed the accusation.
On Friday, actor Richard Dreyfuss, 70, was also accused of improper sexual conduct. According to Vulture, the former “Jaws” actor harassed writer Jessica Teich above two to three years, while she was working on a series he was producing.
Other allegations of indecency have been revealed in the last 24 hours: Once “ER” actor Anthony Edwards drafted a post on Medium alleging that he had been assaulted by producer Gary Goddard, who served as a guide and private manager to Edwards during the early stage of his career. Goddard’s spokesperson has dismissed the allegation. Also on Friday, actress Ellen Page posted on Facebook that director Brett Ratner outed her as gay on the set of “X-Men: The Last Stand.” The actress, who was 18 at that time of the incident, wrote that “I was a young adult who had not yet come out to myself. I knew I was gay, but did not know, so to speak. I felt violated when this happened.”
Teich and Brunton said they were encouraged to set forward after learning comments of comfort made by Takei and Dreyfuss during the sexual-assault claims by others. Dreyfuss’s son, actor Harry Dreyfuss, stated Kevin Spacey assaulted him back in 2008, provoking his father to post a tweet that he was “so incredibly proud” of his son.