Gary Busey has been charged with three counts of sexual assault that allegedly took place earlier this month at a horror film fan convention.
According to police, the crimes took place during the Monster Mania event at a hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Officers in Cherry Hill confirmed Saturday (08/20/22) that the person they are charging is a 78-year-old actor who lives in Malibu, California.
The actor was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of attempted fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of harassment, according to a release from Cherry Hill.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cherry Hill Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann said, “It was about contact, it was about touching.”
The officer added that authorities had received multiple complaints involving at least two victims, the newspaper reported.
Few details were given about the alleged crimes, except that they took place at the Doubletree Hotel on Route 70 during the Aug. 12-14 semi-annual convention.
Donna Weaver, a spokeswoman for the Camden County District Attorney’s Office, declined to answer questions about the allegations, saying, “We have no comment.”
The semi-annual event, where the alleged crimes took place, celebrates horror films and allows fans to meet the actors.
Busey made his film debut in a supporting role in 1974’s Thunder and Lightfoot opposite Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges.
He is best known for playing the late musician Buddy Holly in the 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story and FBI agent Angelo Pappas in The Rift with Keanu Reeves.