Comedian Andy Dick Charged with Sexual Abuse
Huntington Police Department booking photo
Dick, 44, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday after two men accused him of groping them.
Dick reportedly tried to get into the bar without putting on a wristband indicating he was over 21 years old, and when the bouncer stopped him, he grabbed the bouncer's crotch. A second man said Dick also grabbed his crotch in the bar.
"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... Dick was arrested and charged with two counts of sex abuse int he first degree," according to a Huntington Police Department news release.
Some reports said a third man at the bar said Dick also groped him, but that he doesn't plan to file a complaint.
He was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Cabell County Magistrate Court. His bail was set at $60,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 2.
Dick was in Huntington for six-scheduled performances throughout the weekend at the Funny Bone Comedy Club.
Funny Bone managing partner Tom Schaefer posted Dick's bail, and said Dick is "absolutely still on the schedule for Saturday and Sunday."
Schaefer also said he was with Dick at the bar and that "nothing happened there except walking through the door and sitting at the bar."
Dick is currently on probation after an arrest in 2008 for allegedly exposing himself to a teenage girl and groping her outside Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant in Murrieta in Riverside County. A search of the apparently intoxicated entertainer revealed drugs on his person.
He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of battery in connection with the incident. He was sentenced to three years' probation, during a portion of which he had to wear a SCRAM ankle bracelet to detect any drug or alcohol use.
If convicted on the new charges, Dick faces one to five years in prison.
Dick starred in MTV's "The Andy Dick Show" for two years and recently appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" spin-off "Sober House."