George Takei, Sulu
On Friday, former model Scott R. Brunton accused the “Star Trek” legend of sexually assaulting him in 1981.
Takei denied the allegations, saying that he was “shocked and bewildered” by the claims, but Takei apparently didn’t consider that or his own massive fame as a reason why Brunton’s allegations attracted so much attention. Instead, today, Takei suggested via two tweets that Russian bots were responsible for amplifying the story.
The reason? Takei thinks it’s because he has criticized Vladimir Putin’s anti-LGBT policies, according to Towleroad.