After actor Gary Busey was arrested earlier this month on charges of alleged sexual offenses at a horror convention in New Jersey, the convention’s promoter said it would cooperate with authorities.
After alleged incidents from August 12-14 at the Doubletree Hotel in the Philadelphia suburb of Cherry Hill during the Monster-Mania Convention, Busey, 78, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of attempted criminal sexual contact, and one count of harassment on Friday, according to police.
In a Facebook post, Monster-Mania Convention claimed that a “celebrity guest was removed from the convention and instructed not to return” after complaints were lodged by attendees.
The company stated that any behavior that jeopardized the safety and well-being of the attendees would not be tolerated, and that it “encouraged the attendees to contact the police to file a report.”
Monster-Mania promised to keep helping the government in any way they can.
It all came down to making eye contact. According to Lt. Robert Scheunemann of the Philadelphia Police Department, “it was about touching” in the numerous complaints lodged against Busey.
Malibu, California resident and actor Busey was a three-day event headliner.
A message left with police for more information went unanswered for some time. Additionally, a representative for Busey did not immediately respond to a Saturday message requesting comment, so it is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak to the charges.
Character actor Busey is best known for his supporting roles, but he first gained notice and was nominated for an Academy Award for his lead performance in The Buddy Holly Story.
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