Andy Dick Fired From Movie Over Sexual Harassment Claims

Andy Dick Fired From Movie Over Sexual Harassment Claims

51-year-old actor Andy Dick has been fired from the film Raising Buchanan after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Reporter did not speak to any of the alleged victims, but two sources on set recounted in detail Dick’s behavior, which they say involved groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing and licking and sexual propositions to at least four production members.

Dick confirmed to the Reporter that he had been let go, but denied any claims of groping. He did say, however, that he has licked people and made advances.

“I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore,” Dick told the Reporter. “I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate.”

He added, “I didn’t grope anybody. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing I licked Carrie Fisher at a roast. It’s me being funny. I’m not trying to sexually harass people.”

Dick is no stranger to accusations of sexual assault. As Vox detailed in 2016, Dick has had several high-profile issues with misconduct. In 2007, Jimmy Kimmel threw him off the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! for repeatedly touching Ivanka Trump. In 2008, Dick was arrested for theft and sexual battery when he grabbed a woman’s breast and pulled her top down. In 2010, he was arrested and charged with first-degree sexual assault and in 2011, he was sued for sexual assault by someone who claimed that Dick exposed and rubbed his genitals on their face.

According to the Reporter, the question of Dick’s sobriety looms over his misconduct. After about a dozen times in rehab, Dick is now sober, though people on set claimed he seemed to be intoxicated. Dick said it was a medication issue.

“I overtook my medication and took too many Xanax and I was a bit loopy (on set). That didn’t make me rape people. I really don’t get it. I’m always trying to be funny and trying to get a date. I still don’t have a date. I am on Tinder and I’m looking,” he said.

News of Dick’s firing comes at a time when Hollywood takes a serious look at sexual harassment and assault. Earlier in October, several prominent actresses stepped forward to share stories of alleged sexual misconduct from mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. On Sunday, BuzzFeed published a story in which Rent actor Anthony Rapp detailed a story of an unwanted drunken sexual advance from actor Kevin Spacey.