During the recent annual Monster Mania Convention held at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, American actor Gary Busey is accused of sexual assaults.
Busey, 78, attended the convention at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, as a special guest.
Busey was charged on Friday, August 19, with two counts of criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, one count of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, and one count of harassment, according to a press release published on Saturday, August 20, by the Cherry Hill Police Department (disorderly persons offense).
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Busey is accused of groping at least two victims, which led to the accusations indicated above.
“It was about contact,” said Cherry Hill Township Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann, adding, “It was about touching.”
Busey’s previous run-ins with the law include being arrested in 1995 on drug charges after taking a near-fatal overdose of cocaine at his home in Malibu, as well as two arrests on charges of spousal abuse.
The actor 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.”