Shocking footage of comedian Andy Dick groping Ivanka Trump on TV resurfaces after his arrest
Andy brushes off these allegations as him 'being funny., however, these cases being brought against him could still see him face prison time up to 6 months each per count.
It was announced on July 2 that comedian Andy Dick was going to be charged with two counts of battery for groping a young woman at an event in 2003, groping the breasts of a 17-year-old girl in 2008 and then a man in March 2018. In all three of these cases, Dick was captured on camera with his hand under the person's clothing. In 2007, however, he made a move on one of the most famous women in the world at the moment, Ivanka Trump, and it was on national television.
Both Ivanka and Dick were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live when the incident occurred. The First Daughter was the second guest on the show that evening. Kimmel told Extra later that when Ivanka entered the stage area, Dick asked her for a "big, wet kiss" the moment he saw her.
Things only got more awkward after that when Dick started rubbing his hand up and down Ivanka's leg while she tried to stop the unwarranted physical contact as politely as she could while on air. Kimmel, however, took matters into his own hands after the first warning to stop did not work on the comedian. Only a minute after the host told Dick to stop touching Ivanka, he touched her ponytail and then starts touching her arm after that. It was at this point that Kimmel felt he had enough and called security to help him escort Dick off the stage.
The host and a security guard physically lifted Dick off the couch when he didn't budge and Kimmel was seen dragging him off the stage by his feet. He told Extra: "It was time for Andy to go, so I escorted him out by his feet." Kimmel also said that the comedian was not fazed by the entire situation. He said: "He’s Andy. He’s not upset. He’s not apologetic. He’s just nutty. He always makes me a little uncomfortable. You have no idea what he’s going to do next."
As Meaww has reported previously, 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, 2018. 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. 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 in his front pocket, and he did not have a prescription for both.
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. His most recent account of inappropriate 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 brushes off these allegations as him 'being funny.' It remains to be seen how he responds to the most recent complaint.
The comedian's wife is also troubled by his antics and in February this year, TMZ reports how she has requested for a restraining order against him. Wife Lina Sved says he had been drinking heavily and she had found him home screaming and breaking the dishes and glass. Following her being granted a temporary restraining order, Andy even moved out of the family home.