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Investigation Into Andy Dick Sexual Battery Allegations Paused

Actor and comedian Andy Dick was arrested in Orange County, California, for felony sexual battery on Wednesday, May 11, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Rolling Stone. Dick was booked into Orange County jail.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. on May 11. A male told authorities that he was an alleged victim of assault, and he was later taken to a hospital for an assault exam, per the Sheriff’s department. The name of the alleged victim has not been released.

The arrest appeared to be livestreamed via a YouTube account that broadcasts from the RV campground where Dick was reportedly living, as TMZ first reported. In the video, Dick is seen being escorted by officers towards their cars from the RV that he was in, as well as handcuffed and searched. Officers were also filmed entering an RV with gloves.

In April, Dick had a separate visit from officers in Las Vegas when they made a welfare check on Dick after a man who also lived in the home where he was staying pulled out a gun in a livestream, according to TMZ.

Dick has previously been accused of inappropriate behavior. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, in 2018, Dick was charged with one count sexual battery and one count simple battery after a woman alleged he had squeezed her buttocks while he walked past her on a sidewalk. Dick was also nixed from independent film Raising Buchanan in 2017 due to accusations of sexual harassment.

In late May, authorities announced that the investigation into Dick’s alleged actions have been suspended because the alleged victim refused to cooperate with police, according to a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

“The case is not proceeding forward due to the fact that the victim is being uncooperative,” Orange County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Steinle told NBC news.

Rolling Stone has reached out to the Orange Country Sheriff’s Department and will continue to update this story as details become available.

This story was updated on May 28, 2022. 


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