Allegations of inappropriate conduct behind the scenes of the NBC reality show “The Apprentice” have spread to include actor Gary Busey, according to media reports.
Busey “reportedly groped a female staff member while a contestant on ‘The Apprentice’ and Donald Trump reportedly chuckled at the incident,” The New York Post reports.
Busey was on two seasons of “Celebrity Apprentice” — “Celebrity Apprentice 4” in 2011, when he lasted until task 7, and “Celebrity Apprentice 6” in 2013, when he was fired in week 9.
The Post reports: “Busey ‘grabbed’ a female colleague ‘firmly between [the] legs’ during a 2011 taping of the reality show then grabbed her breasts and placed her hand on his crotch, five show staffers, including the woman, told The Daily Beast.”
The Post report adds: “Producers and management were alerted but Trump simply gave Busey a ‘chuckle and a soft slap on the wrist,’ the report said.”
Busey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his title role in the 1978 movie “The Buddy Holly Story.”