Scott R. Brunton, the man who accused George Takei of groping him without consent back in 1981, is now changing his story.
When he made his allegations last November, Scott accused George of groping him.
“He had my pants down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear,” he told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that he then told George to stop — which he did — put his pants back on, and drove home.
In a new article from The Observer, Scott accuser is walking back parts of his story, which reporter Shane Snow points out has changed at various points since first his first accusations went public in THR.
When asked directly by The Observer if George actually touched his genitals in 1981 without consent, Scott responded could not actually confirm the groping took place.
I asked him to clarify the issue. “Did he touch your genitals?”
“You know … probably …” Scott replied after some hesitation. “He was clearly on his way to … to … to going somewhere.”
We shared a pause.
“So … you don’t remember him touching your genitals?”
Scott confessed that he did not remember any touching.
Despite the story change, Scott still feels he was taken advantage of that night by George — someone he considered a friend.
Scott says he doesn’t feel like George is “a criminal or an abuser,” but he still wants an apology for “taking advantage of our friendship.”
This is a MUCH different take than Scott’s original story.