Gary Busey Charged with Committing Sex Crimes at Monster Mania Con

Actor Gary Busey has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact and one count of attempted criminal sexual contact on Friday, August 19th, by the Cherry Hill NJ Police Department. He was also charged with harassment.

The charges are in response to the actor’s actions at the Monster-Mania Convention, which took place at the Doubletree Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ from August 12th through the 14th. Fans complained about Busey’s conduct, at which point convention officials took action and Busey “was removed from the convention and instructed not to return,” according to the attorney representing Monster-Mania, LLC. The attorney, Nikitas Moustaka, also stated that convention representatives urged the attendees to report Busey’s conduct to the police.

Busey is known for erratic behavior, having been arrested on drug charges in 1995 after taking a near-fatal overdose of cocaine, and twice for spousal abuse. The current charges came about due to reports that he allegedly groped two people and incited multiple complaints about his conduct.

Cherry Hill Police Lt. Robert Scheunemann said that “It was about contact. It was about touching,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information should call contact Detective Robert Daniello at 856-432-8834 or email

About Kyle Williamson

"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." He has also interviewed hundreds of actors, authors and cosplayers and has moderated panels for conventions such as Wizard World, Retro Con, Terrificon, Farpoint and Shore Leave to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

View all posts by Kyle Williamson

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.