"This has been a very difficult period for myself and my husband Brad"

George Takei has forgiven Scott Brunton who accused him of sexual assault.

Star Trek actor George Takei has forgiven his sexual assault accuser Scott Brunton, who recently retracted some of his allegations.

In November 2017, Brunton had accused Takei of taking advantage of him in 1981 whilst he was unconscious. Takei denied the allegations at the time but was criticised for making “distasteful” comments about sexual assault on The Howard Stern Show.

Brunton has since retracted his full allegations through a piece in the Observer. The model said the incident may have been a “misunderstanding” and stated he did not actually recall Takei touching his genitals.

Furthermore, Brunton had claimed that his drink was spiked but medical toxicologists found that the incident was most likely “not drug-related”.

Ultimately, Brunton was simply looking for an apology from Takei. “I just want him to apologize for taking advantage of our friendship,” he said.

Takei took to Twitter to express his forgiveness towards Brunton. “I want folks to know, despite what he has put us through, I do not bear Mr. Brunton any ill will, and I wish him peace,” Takei wrote.

However, Takei also revealed that it has been a difficult time for him and his family. “This has been a very difficult period for myself and my husband Brad as we have dealt with the impact of these accusations, but we are happy to see that this nightmare is finally drawing to a close,” he said.

Earlier this year, Takei said filmmakers needed to be educated about the reality of America in order to combat whitewashing.

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