George Takei was "unavailable for comment" according to his agent Julia Buchwald. Despite being unavailable he was posting "adorable" puppy pictures as of last night. Seems his agent didn't even bother to warn him of what was to come because he was taken somewhat by surprise and didn't respond to thousands of tweets asking if he thought the claims of sexual assault against him were "adorable"
It was about sex, not power, Takei says justifying the time he grabbed someone's penis against their will in his home. This is especially interesting considering the fact that the recent claims laid against him that he did just that are being called "just untrue" by the actor who played Star Trek's Sulu. This claim of innocence rings a little hollow when you take into account a fairly recent appearance on Howard Stern's radio show.
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The following is a transcript of what happened when Stern asked if Takei had ever "grabbed someone by the penis" against their will.
“Did you ever grab anyone by the cock against their will?” Stern asked Takei.
An uncomfortable silence from Takei.
“Uh oh,” Stern replies to the silence. “You’ve never sexually harassed anyone, have you?”
“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 asks. “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. He then explains how he is morally superior to folks like Weinstein who did that, “It’s not about sex, it’s about power.”
“But you didn’t do this grabbing at work,” Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers adds.
“No, it wasn’t at work,” he explains. “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 laughs nervously. “But it didn’t involve power over the other.”
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Ok I giggled <a href="https://t.co/l14muMmZ0C">https://t.co/l14muMmZ0C</a></p>— Calypso (@_Calyps0) <a href="https://twitter.com/_Calyps0/status/929345472455725056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Takei is firmly denying <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/11590-George-Takei-Star-Trek-s-Sulu-Accused-of-Sexual-Assault">the charges</a> currently. Remember though, Louis C.K. denied the rumors and charges against him for two years before enough evidence was uncovered <a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/11561-Shockingly-Refreshing-Louis-C-K-Admits-Accusations-Against-Him-Are-TRUE-Apologizes">to corner him.</a>