American actor/director George Hosato Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series ‘Star Trek’ has come under the radar yet again after deleting a controversial tweet just days after he was accused of sexually assaulting a male model in 1981, reported.

Although Takei was quick to delete the tweet, Ben Shapiro and many others were quick to notice the tweet and slammed Takei by reposting the screenshots of the deleted tweet in which he was promoting ‘You Can Pee Next To Me’ t-shirts for Transgender Awareness Week.

George Takei deletes controversial tweet
George Takei deletes controversial tweet amid sexual assault allegations

Takei was accused of allegedly groping and assaulting male model, Scott R. Brunton. Brunton, during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter on Saturday, Nov.11, claimed that Takei assaulted him in 1981. He was 23 years old at the time and Takei was 43. “This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it. It is one of those stories you tell with a group of people when people are recounting bizarre instances in their lives, this always comes up. I have been telling it for years, but I am suddenly very nervous telling it,” he told the website.

According to Brunton, both of them met at Greg’s Blue Dot bar where they exchanged numbers and kept in touch, Metro reported. He also explained how after he broke up with his boyfriend and called Takei for advice, the ‘Star Trek’ actor invited him to dinner and the theater. Burton also claimed that one day he had a couple of drinks at the actor’s condo and how he suddenly felt dizzy and passed out. Brunton claims that when he woke up Takei was taking advantage of him.

"The next thing I remember I was coming to and 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 said. "I came to and said, 'What are you doing?!'” he added. “I said, 'I don't want to do this.' He goes, 'You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.' And I said, 'No. I don't want to do this.'”

Takei, now 80, posted a lengthy response on Twitter about the allegations. He maintained his stance and said that that the incident ‘simply did not occur.’

However, the trouble for Takei didn’t end there as the ‘Star Trek’ actor was quick to draw negative attention again when his interview from October with Howard Stern resurfaced.

In the interview, both Stern and Takei were discussing the allegations against Harvey Weinstein after which 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 response to the interview below.

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