Oh my, this might be the dumbest complain from “Resistance” leader George Takei ever since the charges of sexual harassment were leveled against him.
Talk about paranoia.
George Takei had an out-of-this-world explanation for why so many people were talking about the sexual assault claim against him.
In a now-deleted tweet, the “Star Trek” actor blamed Russian bots for spreading the story after Scott Brunton, an ex-model and actor, accused Takei of groping him in his Los Angeles condo in 1981.
The tweet, credited to SecuringDemocracy.org, showed Russian bot activity over the last 48 hours.
“Takei” had increased in popularity almost 20,000% and “George Takei” had jumped by more than 15,000%.
“It’s clear they want to cow me into silence, but do not fear, friends. I won’t succumb to that,” Takei wrote.
“By way of background, when I criticized Putin’s anti-LGBT policies publicly, Russian bots attacked my FB page relentlessly, and we had to develop special security measures and ban all traffic from within the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. I am accustomed to their practices.”
Brunton told the Hollywood Reporter that he became friends with Takei when he was 23 and the actor was in his mid-40s.
Here’s how this works, George: When you’re a self-proclaimed “Resistance” leader you draw a lot of attention. When you’re exposed as a hypocritical fraud and pig, you receive a lot of attention. Blaming your troubles on bots leaves you as a pathetic laughingstock. He actually tweeted this and then deleted it:
Add "Russia did it" to the list of classic recent reactions to sex abuse allegations. (Tweet subsequently deleted) pic.twitter.com/8wxwPygMtx
— neontaster (@neontaster) November 12, 2017
Good luck with that, George:
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 12, 2017
On the upside, he’s gone dark for the last 36 hours or so.