Gary Busey asked cops to ‘talk sex assault accusers out of pressing charges’ just one day before THAT bizarre pants-down park incident: Star is accused of trying to unhook one victim’s bra strap and grabbing two other women’s butts
- Actor Gary Busey, who was left significantly altered after a near-fatal 1988 motorbike crash, was charged with sexual harassment
- He is accused of groping multiple women during a meet-and-greet at a horror movie convention in New Jersey
- Police say Busey asked them to talk the victims out of complaining and claimed he may have touched them accidentally
- Busey, 78, was also photographed on Saturday afternoon in a Malibu park with his hand in his crotch and his pants around his ankles
- On Tuesday, Busey’s spokesperson said that the actor was perhaps with his pants around his ankles because he needed to relieve himself
Gary Busey asked police to talk women who accused him of sexual assault at a convention out of pressing charges, an affidavit claims.
A police affidavit says Busey, 78, initially denied the accusations, said to have taken place against three different women at the Monster Mania fan convention in New Jersey over the weekend.
He is said to have asked detectives to apologize to two of his victims and talk them out of pressing charges.
The affidavit states those two victims were taking pictures with Busey in a photoshoot area of the event when the actor ‘placed his face near one of the victim’s breasts and asked her where she got them, before attempting to unlatch her bra strap.’
The other woman claimed Busey grabbed her buttocks, along with a third victim who claimed the same thing, and who made her allegations later on.
Detectives said after they contacted Busey, he claimed ‘that sometimes it is possible to accidentally touch someone in a specific body part.’
Busey is seen here taking pictures in the same photoshoot area of the Monster Mania event where at least three women have accused him of inappropriately touching them
Gary Busey, 78, was spotted sitting in a California park with his pants down smoking a cigar the day after being charged with groping three woman at a convention in NJ last weekend
Busey doubled down on his denials when TMZ asked him about the incident, with the actor claiming ‘nothing happened. Nothing. It was all false.’
Busey faces charges including two counts of criminal sexual contact, one count of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment.
He is due to appear in Camden Superior Court at noon on August 31.
At the convention Busey was said to be appearing alongside other actors including Ralph Macchio, Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright.
A lawyer for the convention, Nikitas Moustakas, said the convention company was ‘assisting authorities in their investigation into an alleged incident involving attendees and a celebrity guest at its convention.’
‘Immediately upon receiving a complaint from the attendees, the celebrity guest was removed from the convention and instructed not to return,’ he said.
‘Monster-Mania also encouraged the attendees to contact the police to file a report. The safety and well-being of all our attendees is of the utmost importance to Monster-Mania, and the company will not tolerate any behavior that could compromise those values.’
The New Jersey convention posted on Facebook that it is assisting authorities in their investigation into the claims of attendees
On Saturday, seemingly unaware that he was in full public view, the actor, whose behavior was dramatically altered following a near-fatal 1988 motorcycle crash, lowered his pants and sat on a Malibu bench with his hand between his legs.
Busey’s spokesman has claimed that the 78-year-old maybe needed to relieve himself, which was why he was caught on camera with his pants round his ankles, his hands buried in his crotch.
‘Gary often sits on the bench in front of his home to meditate and look at the ocean,’ said a spokesperson for Busey on Tuesday.
They told Page Six: ‘Our only guess is that perhaps at his age, he realized he couldn’t get to the bathroom in time which explains what happened in the video of him on the bench.’
Busey was seen on Saturday afternoon at Point Dume Park in Malibu.
His representative said Busey was on private property, but he was in full view of the public, wearing a shirt that referenced the 1991 Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves film Point Break, in which he had a supporting role.
Busey was filmed making his way to a bench at the lookout point, where he sat down, pulled out his phone and then pulled down his pants.
Busey is seen in September 2019, promoting the Broadway musical Only Human
Busey stuck one hand down the front of his pants, appeared to clench his jaw and then looked around to make sure no bystanders had caught him in the lewd act.
Seemingly satisfied with his actions, Busey lit up a cigar and looked out over the ocean for nearly 30 minutes before getting back in his car and leaving the park.
‘It was about contact. It was about touching,’ Cherry Hill Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann told the Philadelphia Inquirer, noting that ‘multiple complaints’ about the actor’s conduct had been received throughout the weekend.
Police have revealed they fully expect to hear from more women in the coming days after an incident in which Busey had to be removed from a portion of the event after he was seen groping women, according to Fox 29.
Busey is seen in September 2018, at the New York Stock Exchange
The actor, who lives in Malibu, California , was scheduled as a featured guest for all three days of the event
Busey is widely known as a character actor, largely in supporting roles, though he came to attention and was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for playing the title role in the 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story.
His various acting credits include Point Break, Under Siege, Rookie of the Year, Lethal Weapon and Predator 2.
Busey is married to Steffanie Sampson. The couple have been together since 2006 and got hitched in 2008. Together they share a 12-year-old son, Luke.
The charges stem from offenses that are alleged to have occurred at the annual Monster Mania Convention at the Doubletree Hotel on August 12-14 in Cherry Hill, in the Philadelphia suburbs
Busey also has two children from previous relationships – son Jake, 51, and daughter Alectra, 28.
His son said that the 1988 motorbike crash significantly altered his father.
He suffered severe damage to the frontal lobe of his brain as a result of the crash, which made him ‘more impulsive and prone to anger and delusions of grandeur,’ according to a 2019 Hollywood Reporter profile.
‘He was a vegetable in a wheelchair staring at the wall,’ said Jake.
‘At 17, I had to teach him with my mom to talk, to eat, to feed himself. To walk again. To write. That was very difficult for me at that age.’
He added: ‘The post-accident version of him turned his personality up to 11.
‘I feel like I lost my dad on December 4, 1988.’
The Hollywood Reporter profile detailed his lack of filter, following the accident.
They reported that while being photographed for the magazine, he asked a slim male photo assistant: ‘Did you used to be a woman? You came out great.’
He then told a female hairstylist: ‘If you’re not having fun, I have something for you to have fun: I’ll tickle you till you pee.’
Busey previously faced drug charges in 1995 when authorities found cocaine during a search of his Malibu home.
He was charged with one count of cocaine possession and three counts of possession of marijuana, possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms and being under the influence of cocaine.
In the past he has also been arrested on charges of spousal abuse.
In 2011, during a season of Celebrity Apprentice, he was accused of sexually assaulting a female employee of the show.
‘We were smoking cigarettes outside, and Busey was standing next to me,’ an employee told the Daily Beast in 2016.
‘And then at one point, he grabbed me firmly between my legs, and ran his hand up my stomach, and grabbed my breasts.
‘I didn’t know what to do.
‘So I made this joke that, ‘Oh, I’ve never been sexually harassed by a celebrity before!’
‘Then he grabbed my hand and put it [over] his penis, and said, like, ‘I’m just getting started, baby.”
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