UPDATE MAY 26 – Scott R. Brunton, a former model who accused George Takei 36 years ago of stuning and stalking him without permission, says he dismisses his allegations against the "Star Trek" Actor does not withdraw.
Brunton accused the New York Observer of misidentifying his comments in an article published this week: "Exclusive: George Takei's prosecutor has changed his story of Drugging and Assault."
"I'm not a liar." Brunton told HuffPost. "I stay with my story."
A key detail that The Observer interpreted as Brunton changed his story, Brunton really did say a question of semantics.
The piece doubts Brunton's claim that Takei "groped" him by emphasizing that Brunton said he did not particularly remember Takei's "touches [his] genitals."
But Brunton told HuffPost the details he remembered surely qualify as groping.
"My pants were around my ankles, my shirt was pulled up," Brunton said. "I'm in that beanbag chair that George led me to, he's on top of me, he's trying to pull my underwear down from me."
He added, "His hands were all over me to take off his underwear for me it feels. "
Brunton was dismayed that the The Observer had treated history as a justification for Takei.
"It's as if there's a trial, and he was found not guilty," he said.
Months after George Takei has been charged with sexual assault, former model Scott R. Brunton, who said that the "Star Trek" actor stunned and touched him without his consent 36 years ago, retraces some parts of his story.
In a lengthy interview with Shane Snow of The New York Observer, released Thursday, Brunton reports of the night in the actor's house where the alleged incident occurred, but admits he did not remember that Takei touched his genitals ,
He previously accused the actor of "reaching into my lap and taking off my underwear" as he provided Takei for a drink, which made him dizzy and brought him to a standstill.
After the allegations surfaced, Takei rejects Brunton's report ̵
"Right now it's a he said / said situation about alleged events almost 40 years ago," Takei wrote in social media in his only statement. "But those who know me understand that non-consensual actions are so contrary to my values and practices that the idea that someone would accuse me of doing so is very personally painful."
In addition to the details of the alleged romp, Snow notes various inconsistencies in reports that Brunton shared with numerous outlets, including his alcohol use that night, his weight at the time, whether Takei wore a shirt during their interaction, and whether the two Years later met for coffee.
Regarding the allegation that Takei Brunton's cocktail drugged, toxicologists historically interviewed "a spiked drink" because the drugs available at the time had compromised his ability to drive home after the incident remembered at all.
"Today there are medications that can do that, but they did not exist [in 1981]," says a toxicologist in the play.
While describing Snow Brunton as "a sympathetic and well-meaning man," he concludes that the model "changed important details" and made him disappear in his "life." To be heard, he had invented a few things.
Snow adds: "These and other evidences point to a hard-to-swallow conclusion: we – both the public and the press – have misunderstood George Takei's storm tale. "
Takei has yet to react to the story, HuffPost has turned to his representatives for comment.