Actor Gary Busey Charged With Sexual Offenses At Monster Mania Con

Oscar-nominated actor Gary Busey at the Billboard-Children Uniting Nations after-party red carpet in 2008. Busey was charged with multiple sexual offenses by Cherry Hill Police following alleged incidents at the Monster Mania Con in New Jersey Aug. 12-14. / Photo courtesy Jessica Pinney

Actor Gary Busey has been charged with multiple sexual offenses following alleged incidents at the Monster Mania Con in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

The Oscar-nominated actor, 78, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact, one count of criminal attempt/ criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment, according to Cherry Hill Police.

At some point during Monster Mania Con Aug. 12-14, Cherry Hill Police responded to the Doubletree Hotel, where the event was held, for the report of a sex offense. Busey eventually was charged Aug. 19.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is urged to contact Cherry Hill Police Department.

Monster Mania Con released the following statement on Saturday, Aug. 20:

“Monster-Mania is assisting authorities in their investigation into an alleged incident involving attendees and a celebrity guest at its convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey last weekend. Immediately upon receiving a complaint from the attendees, the celebrity guest was removed from the convention and instructed not to return. Monster-Mania also encouraged the attendees to contact the police to file a report.

“The safety and well-being of all our attendees is of the utmost importance to Monster-Mania, and the company will not tolerate any behavior that could compromise those values. Monster-Mania will continue to assist the authorities in any and every way possible.”

Busey’s career stretches back to the late 1960s, and is best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as early rock and roll star Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story, but his career also includes many action films and the horror films Hex, Silver Bullet, Predator 2, Piranha 3DD, Mansion of Blood and Sharknado 4 and TV shows The Hitchhiker, The Outer Limits, Nite Tales, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.

Actor Gary Busey in a scene from 1985’s “Silver Bullet.” / Photo courtesy of Dino De Laurentiis Company