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Busey, accused of sex crimes, asked to leave NJ event: organizer

CHERRY HILL, NJ — After actor Gary Busey was charged with a series of sex crimes at a New Jersey convention, Monster-Mania Con organizer says he was removed from the event.

The 78-year-old actor was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual interference, one count of attempted fourth-degree criminal sexual interference and one count of harassment after an incident at the August 12 convention in August 14, according to the Cherry Hill Police Department.

Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf declined to provide details on why the charges were filed.

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According courierpostonline.com, Busey grabbed the buttocks of two women and asked a third a question about her boobs. The report of courierpostonline also said the third woman also accused Busey of trying to undo her bra.

Mailpostonline.com The report also states that Busey initially denied inappropriately touching several women at the convention, then instructed officers to convince the women not to press charges.

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Monster-Mania Con organizers said immediately after receiving a complaint from convention attendees, [Busey] was removed from the convention and ordered not to return.

Monster Mania Con the organizers also said they are “assisting the authorities in their investigation” and that “the safety and well-being of all our participants is of the utmost importance to Monster-Mania, and the company will not tolerate any behavior that could compromise these values”.

Busey, who lives in Malibu, Calif., is widely known as a character actor, primarily in
supporting roles, although he was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for playing the title role in the 1978 film “The Buddy Holly Story.” He also appeared on TV shows such as “Entourage” and “Two and a Half Men.”

The investigation into the Monster-Mania Con incidents is ongoing and anyone with additional information should contact Detective Robert Daniello of the Cherry Hill Police Department at 856-432-8834. Tips can also be submitted anonymously on line by emailing [email protected]

This story also contains reporting by Megan VerHelst.


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