The actor Gary Busey was charged with sexual offenses arising from events that occurred during the Monster Mania Convention in New Jersey police announced Saturday. Busey was 78 years old and accused of two counts of sexual assault in criminal contact and the other count was attempted sexual assault in addition to one count of harassment as per Cherry Hill police.
Police were summoned for a visit to the Doubletree Hotel, where the convention was held from Aug. 12 to August. 14 “for the investigation of a sexual offense,” a Facebook statement reads.
In the wake of an investigation, Busey is charged with a crime on Friday. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who can discuss the charges, as well as NBC News, could not immediately contact his representatives.
The Monster Mania Convention is an event that celebrates horror films and memorabilia. He was invited to be an invited guest throughout the 3 days at the con according to the Associated Press reported.
Monster-Mania announced in a tweet that it was working with authorities in their investigation into the allegations.
“Immediately following receipt of an inquiry from the guests, the famous guest was exiled from the event and told not to come back,” it reads in its post. “Monster-Mania was also adamant to the attendees to call the police to make a formal complaint.”
Busey’s acting career took off during the 70s (“The Buddy Holly Story,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination, “Big Wednesday”) and in the 1980s (“Lethal Weapon,”” “48 hours”). His performance in the ’90s (“Point Break,”” “Under Siege”) demonstrated his endurance.
He was severely injured in the cranium during a motorcycle crash in 1988 but was able to recover.
In 2012, Busey was granted bankruptcy protection. Court documents mentioned a possibility of liability money he might have owed to an individual who claimed she was assaulted at an airport in Tulsa airport in the year prior.
In a recent NBC News THINK piece, the actor revealed that a prospective management position in 1970 introduced him to cocaine, which sent him into a path of dependence on drugs.