George Takei is accused of sexual assault by a former model, who told The Hollywood Reporter that after two drinks with the “Star Trek” actor, he passed out and awoke with his “pants down around my ankles” and Takei groping him.
A spokesperson for Takei said he is currently in Japan for the premiere screening of “Allegiance,” a musical set during the Japanese American internment of World War II, and wasn’t available for comment.
Scott R. Brunton told THR that he met Takei in 1981 at a bar in Hollywood, and they exchanged phone numbers. Brunton, who was an aspiring 23-year-old actor and model at the time, had just broken up with his boyfriend and found that Takei “was a great ear.”
After a night on the town, they went back to Takei’s apartment for drinks and, after two, Brunton said he began “feeling very disoriented and dizzy” and “passed out.”
“The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants down around my ankles,” Brunton said, adding that Takei 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 he never told anyone because he thought “it’s my word against his.” But when Brunton read Takei’s response to the sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, he decided to tell his story.
Gael García Bernal and Tessa Thompson attend a special event hosted by Paramount Pictures’ Jim Gianopulos with stars from the studio’s films on Saturday, November 11th at The Tower Bar in West Hollywood, California.
one of the many things I super love about Deadpool is that they treat negasonic teenage warhead like a teenager, sure she has awesome as fuck superpowers but she doesn’t have any sort of romantic hints, she isn’t irresponsible with her powers, she has a guardian with her when she does her (awesome) dangerous shit, she is most definitly not treated like a child, but she is also not treated like an adult, she has a responsible guardian with her when necessary who even tries to feed her protein bars, I think that hollywood tends to forget that there is an in between stage, that teenagers do exist and need to be represented as something other than unrealistically mature or unrealistically immature
that in the early days of USC’s famous film school, a student named Lemuel Hoxton was tasked to make the second short film of his first semester of the production program. He had no script, nor any actors lined up, nor did he have any permit for any set to build or location in which to film. He had only 400ft of 16mm film stock, and a camera supplied by the school.
With no hope whatsoever, Lemuel was ready to resign from the school and leave Hollywood in disgrace. Quite literally, he posted in his letter of intent and headed for the train station to retreat home to Idaho. At the train station, by pure chance he met legendary producer Darryl F. Zanuck. He greeted Zanuck, who had delivered a lecture to his class only two weeks prior. In their conversation, Hoxton explained his decision to leave school. What Zanuck told him would later be emblazoned on the wall of Hoxton’s office as Production Head of his own company:
“There will be times in your career as a filmmaker where you find yourself utterly hopeless, especially in your days as a student. Before you go home, make your film. You’ve already bought the stock to make the short and go out with a bang. A big, beautiful bang. Film… with vigor!”
Hoxton took Zanuck’s words to heart and immediately returned to USC where he filmed the biggest, most vigorous “bang” he could find- The 12th Annual Fraternity Gangbang of Theta-Theta-Mu. Hoxton became the first filmmaker to capture a gangbang on film. He was immediately expelled with great dishonor from USC, and was barred from ever working in Hollywood again. But he did not leave Los Angeles.
Hoxton films, the world’s first porn studio, was founded that very year. Called a disgrace and arguably responsible for the entire American pornographic industry, Hoxton films produced over 740 lewd movies before it was bought by one of its early interns- Hugh Hefner. Hoxton saw that every film from his studio was made “with vigor,” yielding superior pornography in the spirit of Darryl F. Zanuck. Lemuel Hoxton himself died in 1961, of an orgasm-induced heart attack he suffered while climaxing in an orgy consisting of 18 pornstars, 4 bystanders from the street, and one ostrich, the exact use of which has never been determined.
USC has never counted Lemuel Hoxton as one of their alumni, nor have they ever even admitted that he was one of their students. But if you should ever attend the school and find yourself in the 4th floor men’s room of their George Lucas building, check out the last urinal on the right. It bears a small plaque:
Inside Hollywood’s first gay bar: Call Her Savage (1932)
This scene from Clara Bow’s 1932 comeback movie was the first of its kind (that is, the first Hollywood film to depict what is clearly a gay bar complete with same sex couples) and would be the last for the next 30 years until Otto Preminger’s 1962 Advise and Consent. In this scene heiress Nasa Springer (Bow) has asked Jay Randall (Anthony Jowitt) to show her around New York. Their detour to the above bar is fascinating both as a contemporary recreation and for the lack of snide remark or comment of any kind it elicits from Bow, her beau, director John Francis Dillon, or writers Edwin J Burke and Tiffany Thayer. Neither the bar nor its patrons require either ridicule or explanation, they simply exist. There are several rather seedy scenes in this movie but this is certainly not one. In that respect Call Her Savage stands in stark opposition to 1962′s Advise and Consent where the infamous gay bar scene is essentially a way of illustrating the corruption and general seaminess of certain characters, gay bar scenes thus functioning as a kind ‘eye into the underworld’ for several decades following. I should point out for the sake of fairness that Savage is quite an un-PC film by today’s standards. But it is revealing of Pre-Code era filmmaking that miscegenation is more taboo and elicits a greater need for censure and explanation than either homosexuality or female promiscuity.
Bow and Jowitt aside, all actors in these scenes are uncredited extras, including the very good dancing waiters.