Comedian Andy Dick was arrested and taken to jail in West Virginia Saturday morning (Jan 23) on two felony counts of first degree sexual abuse, reports TMZ. Dick, 34, was booked and processed at the Western Regional Jai in Barboursville and was released later that afternoon. A club owner posted the comedian’s $60,000 bail ($30k for each charge). Dick faces up to 5 years in prison if he’s convicted.
According to the criminal complaint, Dick was talking to a guy when he “unexpectedly and without invitation grabbed the victim’s crotch, repeatedly groping then kissing him.” Also in the complaint, a security guard at the bar says that Andy Dick “grabbed his crotch and began laughing” when the guard tried to give him an armband.
A press release from the Huntington Police Department says: “Based upon statements of two victims and independent witness accounts alleging that he had engaged in unwanted and uninvited groping of the two victims’ genital areas, Andrew R. Dick (AKA Andy Dick) of South Pasadena, Calif., was arrested and charged with two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree.”
Dick was in town performing at the Funny Bone in Huntington, WV. The manager, Tom Schaefer, told us Dick will go on Saturday and Sunday night as planned. He also tells us he was with Dick at Rum Runners and didn’t witness any of the alleged incidents. Dick is currently on probation over an incident at a chicken joint, where he was arrested for sexual assault. He copped a plea to battery in 2008.SOURCE: TMZ