After it was reported that George Takei was accused of sexual assault, a clip of a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show has gone viral of him seemingly describing exactly what he was being accused of.
A former model alleges Takei groped his genitals after he passed out drunk at the actor’s condo back in 1981.
The clip starts off with Howard Stern talking to Takei about the Harvey Weinstein scandal and pointing out the irony that we have a president in the White House (aka Donald Trump) who “bragged about grabbing pussies.”
“Did you ever grab anyone by the cock against their will?” Stern asked Takei.
Takei remained silent.
“Uh oh,” Stern reacted to the non-answer. “You’ve never sexually harassed anyone, have you?”
The Star Trek star began awkwardly laughing.
“Some people are kind of… umm… skittish,” Takei responded. “Oh maybe… um… afraid and you’re trying to persuade.”
“Do we need to call the police?!?” Stern exclaimed. “What are you saying, George? You’ve never held a job over someone if they didn’t touch your cock.”
“No, I never did that,” Takei answered. In regards to Weinstein, he added, “It’s not about sex, it’s about power.”
“But you didn’t do this grabbing at work,” Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers asked.
“No, it wasn’t at work,” he clarified. “It was either in my home- he came to my home.”
“So what do you mean?” Stern asked. “You mean some guy who was hesitating to have sex with you and then you gave him a gentle squeeze on the balls or something?”
“More than a gentle…” Takei laughed. “But it didn’t involve power over the other.”
UPDATE –– 11/11, 10:56 am ET: Takei tweeted a denial of the report last night this morning, saying, “The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now.”
Listen to the clip above, via The Howard Stern Show.
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