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Timothy Busfield

Accused of Sexual Battery

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

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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So every guy in the history of the world must now be guilty of sexual battery. All guys have been on a date, making out, when you try to move to the next level and get shot down. It's usually a "no" from the girl, and the guy stops. No problem. But instead of her just saying "no" she runs right to the cops. Timothy thought this chick had love in her eyes... but that was just dollar signs.

885 days ago


How old are they? Kissing in the movie, childish!

885 days ago


What did she expect from Poindexter?! Nerd's Nerd's Nerd's Nerd's Nerd's...........

885 days ago


Ok, i'm confused. What's the right way here? Is it ok if i first ask lady: may i dip my stick in? should i ask every time i pull out if i may put the stick back in. And ofcourse at the climax i propably should ask if i may come.

885 days ago

buzz kill    

WTF is wrong with this society? The bit*h goes to the movie makes out with the guy and when he goes for second base she runs to the cops! How old is this douch bag? If she was a twelve year old virgin she would have a point. Just another attempt to neuter the American male. I suppose these days it is a crime to be a normal heterosexual male.

885 days ago

Throwback kid    

This has been a pattern for this washed up actor, wasn't he accused of groping woman on the set of Little Big League too? But I guess when you have a face like this tool it would be hard to get girls to go out with you? Maybe if he shaved and washed his greasy hair he could get a date?

885 days ago

buzz kill    

Yeah, go ahead stick your tounge down my throat that OK but, reach for my boobs and I will castrate you.

885 days ago


It's called a date, woman! It goes well, he makes his move and you either say "Hell yeah" or " Not gonna happen, dude"! It's that simple. WTH??? You don't go to the police! What an opportunistic B!!

885 days ago


That sounds ridiculous. That's pretty much what happens when you start making out. If you find the touching inappropriate then tell him to back off. Slap him and leave if you are really offended. The only way I could see this being legitimate is if he held her against her will, and I don't see how that happens in a public movie theater.

I wonder if she didn't know who he was at first and when she discovered he was a well known actor thought she could get a big payout by claiming this. Most offensive to me is that BS like this is why a lot of real sexual assault victims aren't taken seriously.

885 days ago


Omg. It seems like celebrities can't really do anything these days. Every person that comes into contact with a celeb seems to instantly go to the cops with some story that they can sue them for. It's a sad state we're in.

885 days ago

buzz kill    

Was it a XXX movie?

885 days ago


Revenge of the Nerds DVD sales just went up 28%.

885 days ago


Come on...what 55-year-old dude takes a lady to a movie and makes out with her?!

885 days ago


Just a guy trying to get laid. He needs to pick better women to date.

885 days ago

Fools Rush In    

I agree, there isn't a lot of detail to this story, as some have pointed out. It leaves a lot of room for speculation.

I'm glad she did file a report if she felt she was assaulted and apparently the police find some merit to her claim. It may be that he had her penned in with him having the aisle seat and/r her up against a wall. She may have kissed him but told him to stop and he didn't do so and went further until she managed to climb out of there. She may have talked to a crisis line and they advised her to file a report.

I wasn't there so I don't know exactly what happened but I can see where that might really scare someone and leave them really creeped out..

885 days ago
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