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Comedian Andy Dick pleads not guilty to groping driver

/ 03:25 PM October 05, 2019
Andy Dick

Dick has been charged with groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. Image: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File

LOS ANGELES — Comedian Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to groping a driver from a ride-hailing service.

Dick entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles. to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery.

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Prosecutors allege he groped a driver 18 months ago in West Hollywood.

His representative declined comment.

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Dick, a 53-year-old native of Charleston, South Carolina, who starred in the 1990s sitcom “NewsRadio,” has been a popular and sometimes problematic guest on radio and TV shows, known for his erratic, over-the-top behavior.

He has been arrested and sued over several other groping accusations through the years, including a 2010 incident involving a bouncer and patron at a West Virginia bar.

Criminal charges were dismissed after Dick completed a pretrial diversion program. NVG

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