Comedian Andy Dick charged with two counts of battery for sexually assaulting woman

Andy Dick has been arraigned on two counts of battery, sexual and simple, and potentially faces jail time if convicted.


                            Comedian Andy Dick charged with two counts of battery for sexually assaulting woman

Comedian Andy Dick has found himself on the wrong side of the law on numerous occasions, and this time it is for allegedly sexually assaulting a 52-year-old woman in April, this year. He will, therefore, be arraigned on two counts of battery — sexual and simple — in a Los Angeles courtroom later this month.

According to the complaint filed by Deputy City Attorney Nicholas Lauber, on behalf of one Christine S, Andy unlawfully touched an intimate part of the victim 'for the specific purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, and sexual abuse,' and 'using force and violence upon the person of Christine S.' Along with victim's complaint Lauber also presented written statements and other evidence as proof to support these allegations. 

Dick has been accused of sexual assault in a new complaint filed against the comedian (Source: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for GBK Productions, LLC)
Dick has been accused of sexual assault in a new complaint filed against the comedian (Source: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for GBK Productions, LLC)

Both counts of battery, while misdemeanors, could still see Dick face prison time, with each account carrying a potential six-month sentence and a $2,000 fine, if the comedian is found guilty. His legal team are yet to respond to the complaint but will reportedly make their first appearance at the Van Nuys Courthouse on July 17.

This isn't the first time that he's been charged with an account of sexual assault. In 2008, he was arrested in California on charges of sexual battery; he had allegedly exposed a 17-year-old girl's breasts after grabbing and pulling down the victim's tank top.

Following his arrest, he was found to be complicit in drug possession as well. A search of his person resulted in the police finding a small quantity of cannabis and one Xanax tablet, for which he did not have a prescription, in his front pocket.

He was later released from jail after posting $5,000 bail and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession. He was subsequently sentenced to three years probation, ordered to pay $700 in fines, and also made to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year.

Then in 2010, he was arrested at a bar in West Virginia on charges of sexual abuse after reportedly groping a bartender and a patron. He was formally indicted on the charges by a Cabell County Grand Jury for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse for the same. 

Besides these two incidents, there are several other occasions where the comedian has been accused of his sexually inappropriate behavior, including this one time, when he was forcibly removed off the stage during an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' after repeatedly touching guest Ivanka Trump.

His most recent such behavior in October 2017 saw him fired from a role in independent film 'Raising Buchanan' due to allegations which included 'groping people's genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production.'

Although he denies these allegations as him 'being funny.' It remains to be seen how he responds to the most recent complaint.