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Gary Busey, star of “Point Break” and “Lethal Weapon”, sued for sexual assault

The 78-year-old actor is being prosecuted for sexual assault and harassment. The facts occurred on the sidelines of a horror film festival, held in New Jersey last weekend. 

The Hollywood actor Gary Busey, 78, is prosecuted for sexual assault and harassment in the United States. The facts would have taken place on the sidelines of a horror film convention, the Monster Mania, held in New Jersey, from 12 to 14 August last. Gary Busey, who lives in Malibu, California, was the guest of honor at the festival. The exact facts behind the complaint are not known at this time. "A case of physical contact, groping," however, said police lieutenant Robert Scheunemann, to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Gary Busey's pale face is well known to fans of Hollywood movies from the 1980s and 1990s. The actor played more or less flamboyant supporting roles in great blockbusters of the late 20th century: he is Angelo Pappas, the FBI agent who supervises Keanu Reeves infiltrated among surfers in Point Break. Gary Busey is also Joshua, the cult villain in Lethal Weapon, opposite Mel Gibson. To these few imperishable roles, we must add that of William Dayton in Lost Highway by David Lynch and appearances with Sydney Pollack (The Firm) or Terry Gilliam (Las Vegas Parano). Recent appearances in the horror saga Sharknado have added to the legend of this second knife. 

Personal shipwreck 

The life of Gary Busey is marked by several accidents and scandals. In 1988, he was the victim of a motorcycle accident. He miraculously survived the crash after falling into a coma, but the brain damage related to the shock modified his behavior somewhat. In 1990, in full glory, he is victim of an overdose of cocaine. His career slowed down in the late 1990s and the 2000s offered him only minor roles in films that were only released on DVD. 

The real trouble begins for Gary Busey in the 2010s. He was first declared personally bankrupt, with 500,000 dollars in debts. Then came the first sexual scandals: he was sued for domestic violence in 2011, before being accused of sexual assault by an employee of the TV show Celebrity Apprentice. "We were smoking cigarettes outside, and Busey was standing next to me," the employee told The Daily Beast in 2016. "He grabbed me firmly between my legs, and ran his hand down my stomach, and grabbed my breasts."  In 2016, Gary Busey endorsed Donald Trump for president of the United States. 

Candidate of the reality show Celebrity Rehab, he is analyzed by a psychiatrist who explains, among other things, that the brain damage caused by his motorcycle accident has "weakened his mental filters, making him speak and act impulsively."

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