According to authorities, actor Gary Busey is charged with a sex offense that reportedly took place last weekend at Cherry Hill, New Jersey’s Doubletree Hotel during the annual Monster Mania Convention.
When there was a report of a sexual offense, Cherry Hill Police went to the motel. The police department accused Gary Busey, 78, of Malibu, California, of two counts of criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, one offense of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact, and one count of harassment as a result of the investigation.
Busey’s reps have been contacted by CNN for comment. It wasn’t immediately clear if Busey was being defended in this case by a lawyer.
On Saturday night, Cherry Hill Police Chief Robert Kempf told CNN that Busey, who was present at the gathering, was a party to the incident.
The role of Buddy Holly that Busey played in the 1978 film “The Buddy Holly Story,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar for best actor, is what made him most famous.
In a statement released to CNN on Saturday night, the law firm representing Monster Mania said, “At its convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, over the weekend, our client, Monster-Mania LLC, allegedly engaged in an incident involving attendees and a celebrity guest. Monster-Mania LLC is assisting law enforcement in their investigation. The celebrity guest was expelled from the event and told not to return as soon as the participant lodged a complaint. Additionally, Monster-Mania urged attendees to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.”
According to the police, the investigation into the event is still ongoing, and anyone with further information is encouraged to call them at 856-432-8834.
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Who or what is accusing Gary Busey?
During the Monster-Mania conference in New Jersey, Gary Busey was accused of engaging in criminal sexual activity. Two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree, one offense of attempted criminal sexual contact, and one count of harassment have been brought against the actor by detectives.
At a fan gathering in New Jersey, was Gary Busey accused of sex offenses and harassment?
NJ — CHERRY HILL At a New Jersey fan gathering this month, actor Gary Busey was accused of sexual assault. According to Cherry Hill police, Busey, 78, was charged on Friday with two counts of criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, one crime of attempted criminal sexual contact, and one count of harassment.
What constitutes sexual assault of the fourth degree in New Jersey?
The following situations, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, constitute Criminal Sexual Contact in the 4th Degree in the state of New Jersey: While using physical force or persuasion, the offender manages to avoid badly hurting the victim.