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Timothy Busfield

Accused of Sexual Battery

5/20/2012 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A movie date for Timothy Busfield went terribly awry ... a woman is now accusing the famed actor of sexual battery ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Busfield took a date to the ArcLight theaters in Sherman Oaks Wednesday night. Our sources say the two began kissing during the movie, but the woman claims at some point ... Busfield groped her in the breast and genital areas. 

We're told the woman abruptly ended the date and went to police the following evening  ... filing a report alleging sexual battery. 

Law enforcement sources tell us police are investigating.  Busfield has not been arrested, but we're told cops would like to speak with him. 


Busfield's credits include "The West Wing," "thirtysomething," "Field of Dreams," and "Revenge of the Nerds."

Busfield could not be reached for comment.

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Clytemnestra    

He copped a feel and now she's going to the police? Can you say, "Money will solve the problem?"?

824 days ago
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X    

Lady, get up and leave the movie theater and don't return his calls ever again.. call the police and file sexual battery charges over a bad make-out session!? Really? Get a life lady!!!

824 days ago
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Jackie    

LOL....another gold digger. I am sure if he was not an actor, then she wouldn't mind to be groped.

824 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I dunno, being an original nerd, he probably has to grab it to get it on a bad day with the checks not rollin' in as usual when the chicks throw themselves on the mercy of the almighty bling dollar in moville out there...Dough no flow, don't get no Lewinskys and blow...

824 days ago
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dee    

Before you judge the woman, this isn't the first time Timothy Busfield was accused of sexual assault. Just because it was years ago doesn't make it any less valid:

A 17-year-old is suing Timothy Busfield, accusing the star of ABC's The Byrds of Paradise of sexually assaulting her when she was working as an extra last fall on the movie Little Big League.

824 days ago
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thomm77    

According to this description Ive partaken in sexual battery numerous times. The only difference is that I usually got laid after said battery or knocked up my wife.

824 days ago
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Bridget    

Well they were making out in a movie. Men usually go for groping next...soooo. Has she never been on a date before?? Did she tell him to stop and he refuse to????


Look men are usually gonna go for it if you're making out. If she told him to stop and he didn't she has a complaint. But other then that, it just sounds like some signals got crossed. Although not very gentlemanly...not a reason to involve the cops.


What is upsetting about this is that he was trying to mess around in a movie theater. People have to sit in those seats after you ya know, lol.

824 days ago
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campy    

Isn't that what you're supposed to do on a date? That ho needs her as* kicked.

824 days ago
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boricua4669    

So he thought she was a w-hore and she's a prude ... Money talks !

824 days ago
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kim    

ITS CALLED MAKING OUT LADY.. STEP #1. TELL HIM TO STOP EXTREMELY LOUD... AND IF HE DOESN'T LET YOU LEAVE OR YOU CANT SCREAM HERE COMES STEP #2. RIP HIS SACK OFF... BUT ONCE AGAIN ITS ""ALL"" ABOUT THE MONEY $$$$$ CHA CHING...

824 days ago
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Canadasux    

There may not be enough detail in the story here, TMZ. Did the woman really just get up and leave without saying why to T.B., after he supposedly touched not one, but two of her private areas? If T.B. did this, did the woman ever say anything to him that she didn't want T.B. to be touching her and, then, give him a reaonable chance to stop, before bolting to the cops? If she didn't do either of these things - even if he really did what the woman alleges, I'd say she's got no case with what's been reported here. By the way, the woman did start necking with T.B., of her own free will. And, we'll assume that she's old enough to know better in these situations. So, she's got to be aware of what can happen when two people on a date start necking in a dark movie theater. She can't be that naive! I hope she's not only trying to get some cash from T.B. But, it wouldn't surprise me at all.

824 days ago
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James25    

I bet she wouldn't have gone to the police if he wasn't a millionaire.

824 days ago
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RedwoodPerch    

He got to first base with no problem. But how did he wind up on second base and third base at the same time? He only could have gotten to third base if he wasn't called out at second base. Since she didn't call him out at second, it just natural for someone to sprint to third. Or was he a retard and ran from first to third back to second? If that was the case, then he would have been called out at third and wouldn't have had the chance to run back to second. Unless... he's a magician or he used both hands at the same time. Which would have been a little awkward. It conclusion, this woman is full of it.

824 days ago
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Bird    

What a joke. You go on a date with a guy, start making out with him, and then sue him for trying to cop a feel? Come on now. This is an insult to people who've actually been sexually assaulted. I think ending the date and not seeing him again after that would have sufficed. Jeez, people will sue for anything nowadays. The woman probably had the whole thing planned out ahead of time. "Yeah, I'll make out with him a little, and then when he tries to take it further, I'll sue his ass off for sexual assault". Don't make out with a guy if you don't want him to get the wrong idea. Problem solved.

824 days ago
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cobrazombie    

If every woman did this after a date, the world would be full of gay men (not a homophobe).

824 days ago
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