If we’ve learned one thing over the last few weeks, it’s that almost every guy in Hollywood is a real sex-charged asshole who grabs anything that moves whether they like it or not. I swear, if we find out Tony Shalhoub was distracting people with that OCD persona just to grope people on the set of Monk, I’m going to jump into Boston Harbor. But speaking of alleged “good guys” gone nasty, there were allegations George Takei groped a model back in the day. A clip from October resurfaced of George on Howard Stern’s show basically admitting to the gay version of “grab ‘em by the pussy.” George now says that was all in jest.
To catch you up to speed, a model alleges back in 1981 when he was 23 and George was 44, Sulu drugged and sexually assaulted him. George slapped back saying he would never do anything non-consensually and then tried to explain (and deleted) it away by pointing his finger at the Russians for concocting a fake sexual abuse scandal. The Howard interview then popped up. George didn’t exactly say “Naw, dawg” when Howard and Robin Quivers asked him if he had every grabbed someone by the wiener. He also said he was “more than gentle” when grabbing a dude by the balls.
Now George has taken to Facebook to say that whole conversation was him playing a “naughty gay grandpa” bit character while on Howard’s show. Entertainment Weekly says he claims the whole thing was taken out of context but admits it’s kind of twisted in light of the allegations:
“For decades, I have played the part of a ‘naughty gay grandpa’ when I visit Howard’s show, a caricature I now regret. But I want to be clear: I have never forced myself upon someone during a date. Sometimes my dates were the initiators, and sometimes I was. It was always by mutual consent. I see now that that it has come across poorly in the awkward sketch, and I apologize for playing along with Howard’s insinuation.”
Blech. The whole thing is certainly dropping at the piss poorest of times, and note to George the next time he wants to play bad grampy: I’d rather see my naughty gay grandpa be the type who eats carbs and has never seen Cher in one of her 43 farewell concerts!