Gary Busey, who got an Academy Award nomination for “The Buddy Holly Star”, has been arrested in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for charges of three sex crime-related counts and also, one count of harassment per a release from the town’s police Department. Read on to learn more about it.
Specific Details Of The Crime Not Released…
Cherry Hill, NJ –A California man is facing sexual offense charges stemming from incidents occurring at the annual Monster Mania Convention hosted by the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
— Cherry Hill Police (@CherryHillPD) August 20, 2022
Gary Busey, who rose to prominence with Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, in 1974 has been arrested in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Authorities revealed that he’s facing sexual offense charges stemming from alleged incidents that occurred during the Monster Mania Convention at the Doubletree Hotel.
The news came out shortly after 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 20, about the actor’s Friday arrest. “A California man is facing sexual offense charges stemming from incidents occurring at the annual Monster-Mania Convention hosted by the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey,” the department wrote in the first of a series of five tweets.
A news release stated that on August 19th, 2022 as a result of the investigation, Cherry Hill Police Detectives charged Gary Busey, 78, of Malibu California, with the following offenses:
• 2 counts of Criminal Sexual Contact – 4th Degree
• 1 count of Criminal Attempt/ Criminal Sexual Contact – 4th Degree
• 1 count of Harassment – Disorderly Persons Offense
The press release ends by stating that the ” investigation into this matter is ongoing and anyone with additional information is urged to contact Detective Robert Daniello of the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 432-8834.”
What we know presently is that according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, officers said they received “multiple complaints” about Busey and Cherry Hill Township Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann said that the incidents were “about contact. It was about touching.”
Per authorities, the incidents went down the weekend of Aug. 12-14 when cops responded to the Doubletree Hotel. Cops, however, are yet to release specific details about the alleged crime.
If you’re not aware, Monster Mania is a convention for fans of horror films and memorabilia that takes place semi-annually in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and Oaks, Pennsylvania, in addition to Cherry Hill.
Gary Busey’s Career…
Busey is best known for his Oscar-which nominated turn in the 1979 biopic “The Buddy Holly Story” in he played the titular iconic 1950s singer. Apart from this, he appeared in movies like “A Star is Born” (1976), “Lethal Weapon,” “Point Break,” “The Firm” and “The Gingerdead Man”.
In the 2000s, he became a reality TV star, headlining his own show called “I’m with Busey,” and later appearing on “Celebrity Fit Club,” “Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew,” “World’s Dumbest,” “Rove LA,” “The Celebrity Apprentice” “Celebrity Big Brother UK,” and “Dancing With the Stars.”
During. an interview, Busey talked about his stint on “Celebrity Rehab” and touted his then-17 years being clean from cocaine, saying he was brought on the show to inspire other celebrities. He stated:
“I went in there, ‘Celebrity Rehab,’ and I was seventeen years clean from cocaine. And I never had an alcohol problem. What they did, they shifted their sights. They said I’d be a participant to encourage others to be well when they go straight. They put me in the category of an addict, and it was pretty hard to transfer like that. But I did and I did it well. But it was tough. Clean as a bell and I’m not difficult. I’m happy. I’m settled with a family. I love love and I love life. I love. I just love it. It’s just great. It’s the most enduring element we have is love.”
If you don’t know this, in 1988, Gary Busey was severely injured in a motorcycle accident when wearing a helmet. His skull was fractured, and he suffered permanent brain damage. In 1997, the 78-year-old star underwent successful surgery to remove a cancerous, plum-sized tumor from his sinus cavity. Keep reading to learn the development of Gary’s charges.