He also noted that "the events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now".
"This happened a long time ago, but I have never forgotten it", he said.
"I did flirt with her, and I remember trying to kiss Jessica as part of what I thought was a consensual seduction ritual that went on and on for many years".
"I do not know why he has claimed them now", and said he was "shocked and bewildered" by the allegations which he found "personally painful". "They do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it". In addition to his stature as one of the seven prominent cast members on the original Star Trek TV series from the late 1960s (and subsequent movies featuring the cast in later years), Takei in recent years has used his voice in Hollywood to address social issues, including gay rights activism, after he revealed his sexuality in 2005. According to the article, Takei tried to lift Brunton's undergarments after Brunton fell asleep from drinking at Takei's condo. "Brunton says that when he was waking up, "(Takei) had my trousers down around my ankles and he was groping my crotch and trying to get my underwear off and feeling me up at the same time, trying to get his hands down my underwear". Brunton says that after a breakup with his then-boyfriend, Takei invited him out for dinner one night. After Takei failed to persuade him to accept the attention, he said, he left the condo and drove home.
Stern and his co-host, Robin Quivers, persisted, asking Takei whether he ever held a job over somebody for sex and he said no. "They came to my home".
The accusations first were reported by Variety, which did not identify the 15 women and four men who accused Kreisberg.
"He was in a position of so much power over me, and I didn't feel I could tell anyone about it. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek".
Kreisberg's shows run on the CW network.
In another development in the barrage of sexual assault, harassment and rape allegations to rock the entertainment and other industries, MA prosecutors will meet with the son of a former Boston TV news anchor who said Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted the teenage boy at a Nantucket restaurant.
Heather Unruh told reporters Wednesday that Spacey stuck his hand down her then-18-year-old-son's trousers and grabbed his genitals while the two of them were at a restaurant in July 2016.
Spacey's lawyer didn't immediately return an email seeking comment Saturday.
De la Huerta told police October 25 the media mogul raped her twice in 2010.
Takei, now 80, is an LGBTQ icon who has been outspoken in his condemnation of sexual assault.
The allegations just keep coming.