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Timothy Busfield

Accused of Sexual Battery

5/20/2012 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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16.

Zip    

Excuse me but, isn't this what consentual kissing on a romantic date leads to--and is the natural next stage? It is called foreplay, and kissing and groping is a part of foreplay. It would be different if she resisted and said no, and he either initiated it against her will, or if she stopped his action or told him to stop in a demonstrative way, and he continued despite her resisting physically and saying no, thereafter, or if he forced the situation under intimidation or threat--apparently he didn't commit a criminal act. He wanted to take it to the next step early, and she didn't, but when would it have been right for her, the next date, or later behind closed doors, or a week later, what? She was there for romance, and romance leads to sex, and she willfully exchanged a kiss with him. There is no case here, although I do recall him getting into trouble some years ago involving a young woman. Do a background check before you go out with somebody, and someone who is famous is easily to check-up on,, just Google him.

795 days ago
17.

Faye    

Another golddigger.

795 days ago
18.

King Anton    

alright....Poindexter was gettin him some ass. That's the homie

795 days ago
19.

MRTMZ    

What was Richard Dreyfus doing at the Arclight?

795 days ago
20.

Lizinnh    

Oh please, that is what happens on every movie date, as long as he stops when you say no, there is no crime!

795 days ago
21.

Kabala    

He grabbed her t i ts on a date?? Shameful - does she have the Travolta masseur lawyer?

795 days ago
22.

Tigers Wood    

She was drunk and then sobered up, then she saw what she was with and what he was doing to her.

795 days ago
23.

Truth    

TIMOTHY WHO??? CHIC MUST BE DESPERATE. #TRUTH!!

795 days ago
24.

PatTheCat215    

feels like he was set-up

795 days ago
25.

Meg    

She allowed him to kiss her. He took it a bit further (as men tend to do)...Did she say, "No!"? Did he stop when told to? If he stopped then it's not assault! It's telling a guy to stop...women have been doing it for centuries!

795 days ago
26.

the_truth_hurts    

women are worthless...if you dont make the first move they think your gay when you do grab some ass they call the cops...hookers are they to go guys, just pay as you go cheaper then a GF or wife and they dont get half your stuff in a divorce..only pay for the parts you use ..

795 days ago
27.

janet    

If she was so upset why didn't she go to the police when she ended the date. Why the next night?

795 days ago
28.

Pat    

She's after a payday, unless he pined her down and groped her, which is highly unlikely in a theater. Sounds to me like she over reacted.

795 days ago
29.

parlayer    

is there such a thing as a a s soft girl next door, or are they all china wanna be"s?? "can't make it tough enough for most chicks, to bad" amamzons back to South America.

795 days ago
30.

Amy    

Getting high and dancing with the Omega Moos turned him into an animal. "You Moos sure can party!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljR3Pf_0Q20

795 days ago
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