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Star Trek actor accused of sexual assault of six students

PICTURED: Chris Obi (left) at the American Gods premiere in 2017

CHRIS OBI, known for his role as Klingon in Netflix’s Star Trek: Discovery, has been accused of multiple counts of rape and and sexual attacks of six students.

The attacks are said to have taken place in his home in Notting Hill between July 2012 and August 2018. It is alleged Obi, 51, proceeded to attack the women whilst acting out love scenes in private acting lessons.

A Met police spokesman said : “The allegations have been made by six female complainants and relate to separate incidents that allegedly took place at an address in the Notting Hill area.”

On return from LA, artistic director Obi was arrested at London Heathrow airport. He has denied all allegations and since been released on bail.

Obi has started in American Gods, Doctor Who and directed the short film Perfect, which starred Tom Hardy, Gemma Arterton and Poppy Delevingne.

He also works as an artistic director for the Actor in Session Drama School, though the report states the allegations are not in relation to his work at the school and only to private drama lessons Obi arranged with aspiring actors, mainly women in their early 20s, at his home in Notting Hill.

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