Recently, one of the original cast members of ’Star Trek,’ George Takei, was accused of sexual assault in an incident that allegedly stems from 1981. Former model Scott Brunton came out to the public and made the allegations against the actor, which Takei has since denied.

Since then, Takei has given more of his thoughts on the situation and the reasoning behind the allegations getting so much attention. Via his Twitter, Takei suggested that Russian bots were targeting him for criticizing Vladimir Putin’s anti-LGBT policies in Russia. Takei shared a chart of Russian bot activity via his account and said “A friend sent me this. It is a chart of what Russian bots have been doing to amplify stories containing the allegations against me.

He went on to say “It’s clear they want to cow me into silence, but do not fear friends. I won’t succumb to that.” Another tweet found Takei speaking on Putin, saying “By way of background when I criticized Putin’s anti-LGBT policies publicly, Russian bots attacked my FB page relentlessly, and we had to develop special security measures and ban all traffic from within the Russian Federation and the Ukraine. I am accustomed to their practices.” Since airing out his thoughts, the actor has deleted the tweets.