Gary Busey faces sexual harassment charges in New Jersey

Gary Busey faces sexual harassment charges in New Jersey

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Gary Busey was charged with sex crimes by police in Cherry Hill, New Jersey on Friday.

The Malibu, California resident attended the Monster Mania Convention in mid-August, where the police department was responding to reports of a sex crime.

According to the press release, Busey, 78, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, one count of attempted fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of molestation.

Actor Gary Busey has been charged with sex crimes in New Jersey.

Actor Gary Busey has been charged with sex crimes in New Jersey. (Photo by Michael S. Schwartz)

The Cherry Hill Police Department newsletter stressed that the investigation is ongoing.

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A representative for Busey did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The press release said the crime occurred at the Doubletree Hotel on Route 70 near the convention site. The publication did not share any further details about the crime.

Busey attended the Monster Mania Convention over the weekend of the alleged crimes.

Busey attended the Monster Mania Convention over the weekend of the alleged crimes. (Photo by Walter McBride)

Busey is best known for his role in The Buddy Holly Story, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

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In 1966, the Texas native left Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue a music career as a drummer in Los Angeles. His band “Carp” eventually broke up and that was the beginning of his acting career.

Busey began landing roles on Gunsmoke and Baretta. Busey starred alongside his son Jake in 1978’s Straight Time.

Busey is best known for his role in "The Buddy Holly Story."

Busey is best known for his role in The Buddy Holly Story. (Photo by Walter McBride)

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He appears in films such as Point Break, Under Siege, The Firm, Predator 2, and Slap Shot 2.

Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.