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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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Jay W.     

Feeling up... Isn't that the next step after kissing?

850 days ago


Sounds more like a setup or shakedown. I'm assuming there's more to the story. Otherwise, since when did we become a police state where someone can be in the heat of kissing then mentally change up and decide to call the police to accuse the other of rape?

850 days ago


Oh give me a break.

Looks like some chick is trying to cash in.

And then leaks it to TMZ to extract the money.

Watch . . . Gloria Allred will be calling a press conference this week.

850 days ago


"poindexter do u wanna **** or not?"

850 days ago


If she had dinner and he massaged her breast and rubbed her ****, she wouldn't have filed charges! He should waited till AFTER dinner.

850 days ago


If she had dinner and he massaged her breast and rubbed her C L I T , she wouldn't have filed charges! He should waited till AFTER dinner.

850 days ago


I'm pretty sure this qualifies as one of the worse dates ever.

850 days ago


Shame on him for getting too handsy but shame on her for trying to ruin his career for it. THIS is why women do sneaky stuff like let air out of car tires...

850 days ago


Sounds like someone's looking for a payout.

850 days ago


According to the report, she was kissing him, so he naturally tried to take it step further. If she did not want it go further, she should have said no. Most guys would have stopped. If he didn't, she could leave. Not sexual battery in my book, and I'm a woman.

850 days ago


What?!?!?! You're not allowed to make a move when you're making out??? I hope the judge awards punitive damages for the slander this guy's about to endure. People will stop watching this guy entertain if she ruins his name. This really sounds like extortion. I'll bet she called him and offered to "settle" before she alerted the media and police.

850 days ago


This guy is a creep! He was accused of doing this to another girl back in 1990-92 when he was in the Twin Cities filming "Angel's in the Outfield". Was listening to a local radio station talking about it, and other girls called and told what he had done to them. They weren't looking for money, just letting people know what a tool this guy is!

850 days ago


This guy has a history of being freaky. I can remember years ago when he was an older guy and he had some kind of weird relationship with a really young girl in her early teens. I don't remember if it was a consensual thing or if she said he had molested or or what, but it was a big story back then. When things like this are occasionally found out about celebrities, I always wonder what is it we don't know about this guy that's going on behind his closed doors?.

850 days ago

phil perrier    

You see, Timothy Busfield CAN still get arrested!

850 days ago

Madam Obvious    

Is this article a joke? She was willingly engaged in making out with him, yet wants him charged with sexual battery for copping a feel? Am I reading that right? Is there a woman currently drawing breath on the planet that has not had a date do this to her? Guess what, it's normal behaviour! More often than not, hot n' heavy kissing leads to groping, what part of that didn't his date get???

850 days ago
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