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Horror film convention assisting cops after Gary Busey sex crime charges

A horror movie convention promotor said it is assisting police after actor Gary Busey was charged over alleged sexual offenses at one its events in New Jersey earlier this month.

The 78-year-old actor faces sex crime and harassment charges related to an alleged incident during the Monster-Mania Convention at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill on August 12-14, police said Saturday.

“Immediately upon receiving a complaint from the attendees, the celebrity guest was removed from the convention and instructed not to return,” Monster-Mania Convention said in a Facebook post soon after the charges were announced.

The charges against Gary Busey were only announced Saturday.
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“Monster-Mania also encouraged the attendees to contact the police to file a report.”

The promotor said it would not tolerate behavior that compromised the safety and wellbeing of its attendees and vowed to “continue to assist the authorities in any and every way possible.”

No details about the alleged complaints have been released by cops, but Cherry Hill Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann told the Philadelphia Inquirer “it was about contact. It was about touching.”

Mr. Busey, 78, who lives in Malibu, Calif., was scheduled to be a featured guest at the event, which took place from Aug. 12-14 at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, a Philadelphia suburb.
Gary Busey was a featured guest at the Monster-Mania Convention at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill.

Police also didn’t say exactly when the alleged offenses occurred.

Busey, who was a featured guest at the event, was pictured posing with fans on Aug. 12 — the first day of the convention, photos posted on social media show.

The charges against the Oscar-nominated actor, who lives in Malibu, California, were only announced Saturday.

He was hit with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of attempted criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment, police said.

It is not clear if Busey is scheduled to appear in court in New Jersey over the charges.

Police, Camden County prosecutors and his rep didn’t immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment Sunday.

Busey is widely known as a character actor, largely in supporting roles, but he came to attention and was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for playing the title role in the 1978 film “The Buddy Holly Story.”

He suffered brain damage after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1988.

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