From Carrie Fisher to Pamela Anderson, Andy Dick has a long history of predatory behavior

52-year-old comedian Andy Dick is no stranger to controversies and his predatory behavior has made headlines as far back to 1999


                            From Carrie Fisher to Pamela Anderson, Andy Dick has a long history of predatory behavior

Comedian Andy Dick is having a rather difficult year. Days after he was charged with misdemeanor sexual battery for allegedly groping a woman’s butt, a footage resurfaced on the internet of the comedian getting handsy with President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump on a 2007 episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Andy was carried away by his feet by none other than Jimmy Kimmel himself after he refused to keep his hands to himself.

The 52-year-old comedian is no stranger to controversies and his predatory behavior has made headlines as far back to 1999 when he drove into a utility pole while intoxicated and was charged with possession, hit-and-run driving, and driving under the influence. However, the video from a 2007 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which has since gone viral, shows Andy casually rubbing Ivanka's legs and asking her about the glitter she used on her skin. 

Ivanka, who was taken aback, is seen pushing his hands away and defending herself by gently slapping his arm while maintaining a smile. She clutches his wrists to keep his hands off her. She looks to Kimmel and remarks "Did I say I’m single? I meant I had a boyfriend.”

Knowing the intensity of the situation, Kimmel goes to Andy and moves him away from her with a warning, "Donald Trump would kill both of us.”

As the show goes on, Ivanka tells Kimmel, “Before coming on the show, I think my father made you promise to defend my honor. And this is before we knew Andy would be on it with me!” Andy, still sunk in the mood, reaches for her ponytail, to which Kimmel firmly says, “Andy, you promised you’d behave yourself.”

Following the incident, Kimmel said in an interview that Dick was “a little out of it,” and Kimmel escorted Andy "out by his feet."

A profile on the comedian by Vice in 2016, reports that “having a run-in with Andy Dick is something of a rite-of-passage for any Angeleno worth their salt.” At that time, Dick was allegedly sober for two years. It was his 20th attempt at sobriety.

Years down the line, Dick was still unapologetic about his behavior on the show and took to Instagram to share his side of the story.



At the same time, another video which surfaced recently and is doing the rounds at the moment is a 2005 Comedy Central Roast where you can see Dick fondling Pamela Anderson's breasts.

In the Comedy Central Roast clip, Dick claims to be her "breasts' creator," before walking behind the 'Baywatch' star, reaching around and fondling the surprised actress' breasts. After about a minute of touching and squeezing, Dick says, "Don't worry. She can't feel any of this." Pamela quickly replies, "I can, so..." 

Andrew Roane Dick was brought up by a Presbyterian and spent his childhood moving cities before settling in Chicago. His controversies began as early as 2004, before turning uglier with every new tabloid headline beating the last.

His first arrest was for indecent exposure by drunkenly mooning at McDonald’s followed by another one in 2005, where he exposed his genitals to the audience at Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Edmonton, Alberta. He was evidently kicked off the stage and the club immediately canceled his second show.

Even as a high school kid, he was notorious for using his surname "Dick" as a joke; and one day, he dressed in a home-made superhero costume and went to school presenting himself as "Super Dick."

Dick was once a man of his own making and his career kick-started on the sketch comedy program 'The Ben Stiller Show,' which aired on the Fox Network from September 1992 to January 1993.

He had a promising start and the audience loved him ever since he appeared on David Letterman's CBS show in 1993, where he walked backstage crying. His performance was met with a grand applause. Andy Dick went to extreme lengths to get laughs and at times crossed the thin line between funny and offensive.

Andy Dick attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Andy Dick attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

In 2006, his notoriety peaked when he went backstage at Comedy Central’s Roast of William Shatner and licked Farrah Fawcett, Carrie Fisher, and Patton Oswalt before turning his attention to a New York Post female photojournalist. He allegedly groped her, tried to kiss her, then proclaimed his love for her and bit her on the hand. Later, he urinated in front of her and offered her cocaine.

Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, the video of him rubbing his hands on Ivanka resurfaced followed by an outrageous fondling of Pamela Andreson's breasts. Those incidents took place in 2007 and 2005 respectively. 

Not surprisingly, 2008 was no less controversial when Dick was the center of another disturbing incident. Los Angeles police stated that Dick, who was heavily intoxicated, grabbed and fondled the breast of a 17-year-old girl before pulling her top down in the parking lot of the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. Police later discovered one gram of marijuana and one Xanax anti-anxiety pill in Dick's pocket. He was arrested and later released on $5,000 bail.

In 2010, Dick was arrested in Huntington, West Virginia, on charges of sexual abuse of two people at a bar. It was reported that he was “engaged in unwanted and uninvited groping of the two victims’ private areas.”

Dick is not able to stay away from trouble. Daily Mail chronicled his behavior at the Newport Film Festival. The comedian was accused of pulling down his pants and thrusting his scrotum against a table. If that wasn't enough of a controversy, he later urinated on a public display.

The same article mentioned his ejection earlier that year from the AVN Awards, an adult film award ceremony, after Dick allegedly “groped and stalked” adult film actress Tera Patrick and drag queen Chi Chi LaRue before he was infamously kicked out from the function. That same year, he was arrested for rubbing his genitals on an audience member's face during a standup show, while dressed in drag.

In 2014, Dick, who was on a bicycle, headed up to a man and stole the necklace from his neck that was worth over $1,000. The act constituted grand theft. 

Andy Dick onstage performing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City on September 6, 2001. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect
Andy Dick onstage performing at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards held at the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City on September 6, 2001. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect

Dick has been to rehab many times but it looks like being sober isn't his thing. As recently as October 2017, Andy Dick faced another sexual allegation case and was sacked from the independent film 'Raising Buchanan' because of accusations of sexual misconduct on set.

Hollywood Reporter reported that his inappropriate behavior included “groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production.” For the same allegations, he was also fired from another movie 'Vampire Dad.'

Andy denied these claims, telling the publication, “I didn't grope anybody. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That's my thing—I licked Carrie Fisher at a roast. It's me being funny. I'm not trying to sexually harass people.”

To make a point that licking is his normal thing, Andy, while in an interview with a German magazine Der Spiegel, reportedly hugged the photographer's assistant, and licked his face.

It is hard to process that an actor who charmed the audience with his portrayal of the sweet optimistic Matthew on NewsRadio has managed to piss people off with scathing controversies and offensive acts. In his own words; "I don't know the difference between sexual harassment and trying to get a date.”

He really thinks that licking is the way to find love but, instead, all he's found are assault charges and arrests. Now that Donald Trump is the president and Ivanka is the first daughter, his handsy behavior of the past decade may have to come to an end.