Actor Gary Busey, 78, was charged Friday with sexual offenses in connection with a sex crime reported at the Monster Mania Convention in New Jersey this month.
The charges stem from events on August 12-14 at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, a New Jersey suburb.
The investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear how many people reported assaults and when the events occurred.
Widely known as a character actor, Busey was nominated for an Oscar for best actor in the lead role of “The Buddy Holly Story.”
Busey also allegedly sexually assaulted a female Apprentice employee during his time on the show in 2011. According to the victim and several Apprentice employees, Busey “grabbed” a woman “firmly between [the] legs” during the 2011 season of Celebrity Apprentice. Busey also forcibly put the female staffer’s hand on the crotch of his pants.
According to the Daily Beast regarding the Apprentice incident:
“This was brought to Trump’s attention later, and there was something when he questioned Busey in the boardroom about it, and the resolution was Trump saying, ‘Keep your hands to yourself,’” a former staffer, who heard their conversation as it took place, said.
“Gary, did you do a bad thing… [and] got your hands where they’re not supposed to be,” the Apprentice staff member recalls Trump as saying, noting that the two of them were “yukking” it up as Trump was supposedly disciplining him. Another staffer recalled Trump calling Busey a “bad boy, a very bad boy.”