“Gary often sits on the bench in front of his home to meditate and look at the ocean,” a spokesman for Busey told New York Post.
“Our only guess is that perhaps at his age, he realised he couldn’t get to the bathroom in time which explains what happened in the video of him on the bench.”
Busey’s rep claimed that the bench where the incident occurred is located on privately owned property.
However, Page Six has confirmed that the incident occurred in public view as that is how the video was captured.
Page Six has also verified that a street separates the bench and Busey’s house.
In video footage, the Lethal Weapon actor is seen sitting on a bench near his home in Malibu with his black tracksuit pants by his knees as he looks around.
The actor appeared to cross his hands over his legs before untying his pants so that he could pull them back up properly. It remains unclear if Busey dropped them because he needed to relieve himself.
This isn’t the first time he has removed his pants in front of others.
Busey appeared on UK Celebrity Big Brother in 2014 and got into a heated argument with several housemates for taking his pants down during filming.
“When my knee pops out on the lateral side, I sit down and restrap the knee. You haven’t been to the doctor,” Busey said on the show, explaining why he pulled his pants down. “You haven’t had a bad knee.”
In the paparazzi video from Saturday, Busey does not appear to adjust his knee, but it could not be confirmed if he was experiencing a similar issue.
It comes after it was revealed the star is facing allegations that he groped two people at a Monster-Mania convention in New Jersey earlier this month.
On Friday, Busey was charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact, one count of criminal attempt/criminal sexual contact and one count of harassment as a result of the allegations.
Back in 1988, Busey sustained injuries in a near-fatal motorcycle accident that, according to his loved ones, altered his demeanour.
He suffered severe damage to the frontal lobe of his brain as a result of the crash, which made him “more impulsive and prone to anger and delusions of grandeur,” according to a 2019 Hollywood Reporter profile.