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‘It Was All False’: Gary Busey Denies New Jersey Sex Crime Accusations

A probable cause affidavit alleges that the 78-year-old tried to have officers talk the accusers out of making a complaint. Busey also allegedly claimed it was possible to touch someone "in a specific body part" by accident. 

By Jax Miller
Gary Busey visits the SiriusXM Studios

Academy Award-nominee Gary Busey adamantly denies sex abuse claims as new details of recent allegations have come to light.

The 78-year-old actor was charged with several counts of sexual misconduct stemming from his appearance at a horror film convention in New Jersey earlier this month. Cherry Hill police did not disclose information about the accusations in their original release, but a probable cause affidavit obtained by CNN details the accounts of Busey’s accusers.

“They reported they were in a photoshoot area during the Monster Mania event and were having their picture taken with the defendant,” the affidavit stated. “During the photo shoot, the defendant placed his face near one of the victim’s breasts and asked her where she got them before attempting to unlatch her bra strap.”

Another accuser claimed Busey grabbed her buttocks during the same event.

A man came forward the next day, claiming Busey also grabbed his daughter's buttocks at the same event — which she later confirmed to police.

Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf previously told ABC News the alleged incidents took place on Aug. 13.

Busey, of Malibu, California, was charged on Aug. 19 with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of fourth-degree attempted criminal sexual contact, and one count of harassment.

The alleged crimes took place at the Doubletree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, just outside Philadelphia, a part of Monster Mania, a semi-annual horror-themed convention. Busey was booked to appear as a featured guest for all three days of the event between Aug. 12 and Aug. 14.

According to the recent affidavit, Busey reportedly denied any inappropriate behavior toward his accusers but then asked police to “apologize to the victims” on his behalf, according to CNN.

“[Busey] initially denied groping anyone before asking detectives to apologize to the victims, then asking detectives to talk to the victims out of pursuing complaints, as well as claiming that sometimes it is possible to accidentally touch someone in a specific body part,” according to the affidavit.

Busey, who was not taken into custody over the charges, denied the allegations when TMZ photographers caught up with him at a Malibu gas station on Monday.

“None of that happened,” Busey stated. “There [was] my partner, and a camera lady, and me, two girls, we all [were] in there, [it] took less than 10 seconds, and they left. Then they made up a story that I assaulted them sexually when I did not.”

“Nothing happened,” he added. “Nothing. It was all false.”

He continued to deny the accusations when asked by reporters if it were possible that he committed the alleged crimes while unaware.

Busey’s mental health remains a source of speculation following his admitted years-long struggles with substance abuse — which was extensively covered in VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in 2008 — and a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988. Several arrests for intimate partner violence over the years and previous allegations of groping women have overshadowed Busey’s career in film.

His film roles include “Lethal Weapon,” “Point Break,” “Predator 2” and “The Buddy Holly Story”; the latter earned him an Academy Award nomination in 1978.

Busey’s representatives have not responded to requests from Oxygen.com.

He is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on Aug. 31, according to CNN.

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