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Producer denies ‘ER’ actor’s molestation claim

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Producer denies ‘ER’ actor’s molestation claim

/ 03:59 PM November 11, 2017

FILE – In this May 8, 2013 file photo, actor Anthony Edwards attends The Headstrong Project Words Of War event in New York. A spokesman for a producer accused of molesting Edwards is denying the “ER” actor’s claims. Sam Singer is a spokesman for producer and director Gary Goddard. He says in a statement issued Friday night, Nov. 10, 2017, that the producer unequivocally denies Edwards’ claims that were published in a post on the website Medium earlier in the day. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on sexual harassment and abuse allegations against men in the entertainment and media industries (all times local):

11 p.m.

A spokesman for a producer accused of molesting Anthony Edwards is denying the “ER” actor’s claims.

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Sam Singer is a spokesman for producer and director Gary Goddard. He says in a statement issued Friday night (Saturday in Manila)  that the producer unequivocally denies Edwards’ claims that were published in a post on the website Medium earlier in the day.

The actor accused Gary Goddard of molesting him when he was 12-years-old. He also alleges a friend was raped by the older man but he and his friends remained silent about the abuse.

Singer says Goddard was a “mentor, teacher and friend” to Edwards and worked as his personal manager. Singer says Goddard has great respect for the actor, but is saddened by what he called “false allegations.”

Edwards in his post said he’s been in therapy for years over the assault and confronted Goddard over it 22 years ago at an airport, in which “he swore to his remorse.”

8 p.m.

Pamela Adlon, an actress and writer who’s worked frequently with Louis C.K., says she and her family are “devastated and in shock” following the comedian’s admission of what she called “abhorrent behavior.”

In a statement Friday (Saturday in Manila), Adlon says she feels sorrow and empathy for the women who have come forward with accounts of misbehavior by C.K.

Adlon, who stars in FX’s “Better Things,” which she created and produced with C.K., asked for privacy to process what’s happened.

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She also appeared on his comedy “Louie” and appears in “I Love You, Daddy,” a C.K. film that was pulled from release this week following allegations of sexual harassment by five women against him.

FX has announced that C.K. and his company will no longer be producers of “Better Things” and three other C.K. projects with the network. KI

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