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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ actor accused of sexually assaulting 6 student actors

Chris Obi has denied the allegations.


Samira Sadeque


Published Jul 30, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 7:45 am CDT

Star Trek: Discovery actor Chris Obi has been arrested following allegations that he sexually abused at least six student actors in his London home, the Daily Mail reports. 

The 51-year-old actor, who played Klingon T’Kuvma in Netflix’s Star Trek: Discovery, allegedly attacked the women in separate incidents as they practiced romantic scenes during private lessons. He has been accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting five more, according to the Sun

The women are in their early 20s, and so far, none of the victims have been identified as part of his student pool at the Actor in Session drama school where he was an artistic director. 

Obi, whose real name is Christopher Ogugua, played the Klingon role for two episodes in 2017, within the timeline of the alleged attacks. According to reports, the attacks took place between 2012 and August 2018. It’s not clear if any of the victims were minors during the incident. 

Obi was arrested at Heathrow airport after he flew back from Los Angeles and has denied the allegations. He was released on bail, the Sun reported on Monday.

Obi graduated from drama school in 2001 and appeared in Doctor Who. He also worked on Snow White and the Huntsman, Ghost in the Shell, The Counselor and The Call Up.


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*First Published: Jul 30, 2019, 10:43 am CDT