Comedian Andy Dick NOT charged in alleged sexual battery case after male accuser refuses to cooperate with investigators

  •  Andy Dick, 56, will no longer faces charges for sexual battery after his male accuser refused to cooperate with the investigation, the authorities said
  • The Orange County DA's office found there was not 'sufficient evidence,' to charge the actor and sent the case back to the sheriff for 'further investigation'  
  •  On May 11, Dick, was hauled off in handcuffs after police arrested him for felony sexual battery after an adult male claimed the comedian sexually assaulted him
  • At the time of his arrest, he had reportedly been living in an RV with livestreamers at California's O'Neill Regional Park


Andy Dick will no longer faces charges for sexual battery after his male accuser refused to cooperate with the investigation, the authorities said.

The 56-year-old actor was accused of a felony of sexual assault at a trailer park in Irvine California on May 11 when police in Orange County, California arrested him.

 The Orange County District Attorney's office found there was not 'sufficient evidence,' to charge the actor and sent the case back to the sheriff for 'further investigation.'  

 Orange County Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Steinle told DailyMail.com on Thursday 'after re-interviewing the alleged victim, OC Sheriff's Department decided to drop the case .' 

 'The victim did not want to participate in our investigation,' Steinle said. 'Since the victim does not want to co-operate any more, the investigation will go no further.'

Steinle said if the victim decides in the future that he does want to participate then the case could be re-opened. 

After hearing that the charges were dropped, Dick’s attorney, Daniel Kapelovitz told DailyMail.com:  ‘The second I heard about the arrest, I knew there was no case. Nothing happened.’   

A 2019 photo of comedian and actor Andy Dick

A 2019 photo of comedian and actor Andy Dick 

Dressed in a gray hoodie and black joggers, Dick was hauled away in handcuffs before being placed inside a patrol car

Dressed in a gray hoodie and black joggers, Dick was hauled away in handcuffs before being placed inside a patrol car

Officers are seen here handcuffing Dick before placing him in the patrol car

Officers are seen here handcuffing Dick before placing him in the patrol car 

Police from the Orange County Sheriff's Department swarmed his modest trailer parked at California's O'Neill Regional Park

Police from the Orange County Sheriff's Department swarmed his modest trailer parked at California's O'Neill Regional Park

Kapelovitz is also representing the News Radio star in another alleged sexual battery case that is set to go to a jury trail in Los Angeles next week.  

The misdemeanor incident in which a Lyft driver accused the News Radio star of groping him during a car ride four years ago.

Dick has pleaded not guilty and after a pre-trial hearing last Monday, the comic told DailyMail.com that the April 2018 incident, in which the driver told police that Dick had grabbed his genitals, 'did not happen.' 

On Friday, another hearing was taking place at LA's Airport Courthouse and jury selection due to start on Tuesday.


But that schedule could be delayed since the prosecuting deputy District Attorney in the case has been sick and may not be able to return to court till next week. 

Dick is facing up to 180 days in jail if he’s convicted in his jury trial.

Last month, Las Vegas police conducted a welfare check at the home the comedian was staying in, after a man he was with pulled a gun during an argument that was featured on a live feed, TMZ reported. 

According to the news outlet, fans of Dick were concerned and believed the actor's life was in danger, but when police arrived, Dick told them he was fine and said authorities he wanted to stay. 

Over the decades, Dick has been transparent about his alcohol and drug abuse, and have had a string of arrests that have made news headlines. 

In November 2021, Dick was arrested for felony domestic battery after he allegedly hit his boyfriend in the head with a liquor bottle. 

According to police, Dick and his boyfriend had been at his home when they got into a heated argument that quickly turned physical. When police were called, they determined there was enough evidence to arrest the comedian, as his boyfriend was allegedly bleeding from a sizable wound on his head.

Dick was released after he posted $50,000 bond.

Last month, Las Vegas police conducted a welfare check at the home the comedian was staying in, after a man he was with, pulled a gun during an argument that was featured on a live feed, TMZ reported.

Last month, Las Vegas police conducted a welfare check at the home the comedian was staying in, after a man he was with, pulled a gun during an argument that was featured on a live feed, TMZ reported.

Over the decades, Dick has been open about his alcohol and drug abuse, and has had a string of arrests that have made news headlines

Over the decades, Dick has been open about his alcohol and drug abuse, and has had a string of arrests that have made news headlines

A  mugshot of comedian Andy Dick taken in 2011

A  mugshot of comedian Andy Dick taken in 2011 

In October 2021, Dick was arrested for allegedly hitting his boyfriend in the face with a frying pan.

In June 2021, the actor was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly attacking a male partner with a metal chair.

Dick also made his $50,000 bail after that altercation.

In 2019, the actor was sentenced to 14 days in jail after being convicted of sexual battery for allegedly squeezing a woman's rear end. He was released after a single night due to jail overcrowding.

The same year, he was seen on video being slammed to the ground after he got into a fight with an Uber Eats driver while seemingly intoxicated.

He previously pleaded not guilty to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery in April 2018 after he allegedly groped an Uber driver's crotch.

Dick's estranged wife Lena Sved received a domestic violence restraining order against him in 2018, which required him to move out of their home and remain 100 yards away from her and their adult children: Lucas, 33, Jacob, 27, and Meg, 24.

In 2012, he was arrested for allegedly grabbing a 17-year-old girl's top and pulling it down to expose her breasts.

He was later found with marijuana and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug and battery charges, for which he was sentenced to three years of probation.  

In 2010, he was arrested for allegedly grabbing a man's genitals while intoxicated at a West Virginia bar.

In 2007, Dick groped Ivanka Trump during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live and was pulled off stage by Kimmel's security staff.

 

 

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Comedian Andy Dick, 56, NOT charged in alleged sexual battery case

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