Gary Busey charged with sex offenses after horror convention
Gary Busey has been charged with multiple sexual offences.
According to Philadelphia plaintiff, the 78-year-old actor is accused of groping at least two people at last week’s Monster-Mania convention, a biannual New Jersey event that celebrates horror movies and their stars. Social media posts show Busey meeting fans at the August 12-14 convention at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill. Although the local police department declined to provide details of the case, they confirmed it stemmed from “multiple complaints” throughout the three-day event, from which he was allegedly removed.
“It was a matter of contact,” Cherry Hill Township Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann said. Applicant. “It was about touching.”
After investigating the allegations, police charged Busey with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual interference, one count of attempted fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of harassment. It is not known if Busey, a resident of Malibu, Calif., is still in New Jersey.
CHPD has confirmed that the investigation is ongoing. Busey has yet to publicly respond to the accusations.
A Monster-Mania convention attorney told the New York Times that the company is assisting authorities in the investigation after an “alleged incident involving attendees and a celebrity guest.”
“Immediately after receiving a complaint from attendees, the celebrity guest was expelled from the convention and ordered not to return,” Nikitas Moustakas said. “Monster-Mania also encouraged participants to contact the police to file a report. The safety and well-being of all our participants is of the utmost importance to Monster-Mania, and the company will not tolerate any behavior that could compromise these values.
With 180 acting credits, Busey began his career in the 1960s and continued to appear in the 1976s. A star is born as good as Silver Bullet, Lethal Weapon, Point Break, Rookie of the Yearand much more. Buddy Holly’s Story earned him a National Society of Film Critics award as well as a Best Actor Oscar nomination.