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Timothy Busfield

Sexual Assault Case

Going to Prosecutors

5/28/2012 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Timothy Busfield -- the star of  'The West Wing," "thirtysomething" and "Revenge of the Nerds" -- is by no means in the clear over allegations he sexually assaulted a date, because we've learned her complaint is now going to the L.A. City Attorney for possible prosecution.

TMZ broke the story ... a woman accused Busfield of groping her during a date at a San Fernando Valley movie theater.  She went to cops, who have been investigating the case.

We're told detectives want to interview Busfield, after which they will send the file over to the L.A. City Attorney.  Of course, Busfield doesn't have to speak to cops, but either way the case is going to prosecutors.

The good news for Busfield -- the case won't be referred to the LA. County D.A., who could file felony charges where prison would be on the line.  The City Attorney can only file misdemeanor sexual assault charges, and the maximum penalty is 6 months in jail.

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Bridget    

Cops have to file their report with the prosecutor don't they? So unless there is something we don't know, I'm sure the prosecutor will drop it.

828 days ago
2.

BB not bb    

He looks like he would do something like that in my opinion. This lady isn't the first to complain either. He probably is doing that to people and even if they don't charge him, it has become public how he is.

You can be having an understanding with someone that it is okay to kiss them, and then it is possibly to take advantge of that level of closeness to attck. Just because you kill someone does not mean you want them to grope you.

Say if someone kisses you hello, that doesn't give them the right to feel you chest or butt at the same time. There is an understanding of what is acceptable. If it were just an innocent misunderstangin, you would think this guy would have stopped and apologized but maybe he didn't.

He really does'nt look so innocent to me. I think he tries to hide behind his boyish goody two shoes image but is really an aggresive person.

Alot of old people really act disgusting in public any more. They are always fondling and groping and hanging all over each other, as they even stare into the eys of strangers. It is really just disgusting.

828 days ago
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Mike    

'The West Wing," "thirtysomething" and "Revenge of the Nerds" - wow, what an awesome resume.

828 days ago
4.

SImon    

IT WAS A DATE! If I go on a date with you and we kiss, your hands CAN wander... If you don't like the WANDERING HANDS or GROPING then YOU DON'T GO ON A SECOND DATE!!!!


It was in a movie THEATER! Is SHE trying to suggest that he was going to rape her in front of MOVIE PATRONS!!! PLEASE!!


This woman is CRAZY!

828 days ago
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nate    

All investigated cases go to the city attorney. Are you serious TMZ? That desperate?

828 days ago
6.

KnuckleDragger    

This is a he-said-she-said case. It'll never see the light of day.

828 days ago
7.

Bob    

Hey Tim. Don't give up so easily. Ask her for a second date - You might get lucky this time.

828 days ago
8.

Canadasux    

Unless there is a smoking gun here that has not been made public, this story is turning into bullsh*t in a manure pile. This was a date! Many people have wandering hands on dates - men and women! I can't see any prosecutor not laughing this case off his/her desk! The only reason I can see that this case would get any traction is if the woman involved in this "case" is a known celebrity who can force the issue on everybody - including taxpayers!

828 days ago
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monkeyphat    

After Thirtysomething, he was doing a TV show in Hawaii and one of the young girls on the show accused him of assaulting her. Does anyone remember that?

828 days ago
10.

Stanley    

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20108019,00.html

828 days ago
11.

marty    

looking for a pay day?

828 days ago
12.

DaveT    

If you're kissing and her tongue goes to bat, you can run to second and try to steal third.
Everybody knows that. Duh.

828 days ago
13.

Becky    

If you go on a date and the guy starts groping you, its a bad date not assault! You push him away and walk out, not press charges! Good god people are so quick to play victim and cry abuse. If every woman who was groped by some sleazy guy pressed charges then no bar would be open.

828 days ago
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anonymouse    

He's a sexual predator going way back. He's got it coming.

828 days ago
15.

Faye    

I'm surprised Gloria Allred hasn't signed this woman up already. Seems like another one of those fake cases that is right up her alley.

828 days ago
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