Back in November, we covered the male model who accused Star Trek‘s George Takei of sexual assault.   The male model, Scott Brunton, has reportedly now changed his story.

Fox News reported Brunton’s allegations at the time:

George Takei, best known for his role in “Star Trek,” was accused Friday of sexual assault by a former actor and model, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Scott R. Brunton said the incident occurred in 1981 when he was beginning his career in Hollywood. He said he met Takei, who was 43 or 44 years old then, at a bar and the pair reportedly exchanged numbers and talked on occasion.

. . . .  Following a night out, the duo reportedly went back to Takei’s apartment for drinks. During the second round, Brunton said he began “feeling very disoriented and dizzy” and thought he “was going to pass out,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Brunton claimed he “passed out” in a beanbag chair in Takei’s apartment and when he regained consciousness, he allegedly found himself in a compromising position.

“The next thing I remember I was coming to and he had my pants 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 told The Hollywood Reporter. “I came to and said, ‘What are you doing?!’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’”

Brunton claimed he left the apartment despite Takei telling him “to relax” and “get comfortable.”

The Observer‘s Shane Snow said that following this allegation, he waited for the barrage of accusers to follow, and when none came, he became curious and decided to follow up.

Vanity Fair reports:

Back in November, while Hollywood in the midst of an ever-growing series of accusations and allegations that began with twin bombshell reports against Harvey Weinstein, former model Scott Brunton offered his own tale to The Hollywood Reporter, saying that he had been drugged and groped by Star Trek actor and social media personality George Takei. Six months later, Brunton has walked back his story, saying he doesn‘t actually recall a few key moments that he originally claimed had happened.

In a new piece from the Observer, published Thursday, Brunton acknowledged a few inconsistencies in his story. He said that he does not actually recall Takei touching his genitals, which would have turned the encounter into one involving criminal sexual assault, and he also doesn’t recall a coffee meeting the two had years later, which Takei also said he had no memory of. Toxicologists who have examined the story say that Brunton could not have gotten up and left so immediately if he had been drugged, as the only sort of drugs that were available at the time (the mid-’80s) would have knocked someone out for hours. Brunton also noted that he wasn‘t traumatized by what happened, and that instead it had become “a great party story.”

For his part, Takei is being exceedingly gracious.