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Andy Dick

Arrested for Sexual Abuse

1/23/2010 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Andy Dick was arrested in West Virginia this morning on two counts felony counts of sexual abuse in the first degree.

Andy Dick
Dick was taken to the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville, where he was eventually released this afternoon. His bail was set at $60,000 (30k for each charge). We're told the owner of the Funny Bone, where Dick performed last night, posted the bail. 

Dick faces 1-5 years in prison if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, Dick was talking to a guy when he "unexpectedly and without invitation grabbed the victim's crotch, repeatedly groping then kissing him."

Also in the complaint, a security guard at the bar says that Andy Dick "grabbed his crotch and began laughing" when the guard tried to give him an armband.

A press release from the Huntington Police Department says: "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, Andrew R. Dick (AKA Andy Dick) of South Pasadena, Calif., was arrested and charged with two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree."

Dick was in town performing at the Funny Bone in Huntington, WV. The manager, Tom Schaefer, told us Dick will go on Saturday and Sunday night as planned. He also tells us he was with Dick at Rum Runners and didn't witness any of the alleged incidents.

Dick is currently on probation over an incident at a chicken joint, where he was arrested for sexual assault. He copped a plea to battery in 2008.

UPDATE: The photos below were taken of Andy Dick at Rum Runners, where he was later arrested.

Andy Dick

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46.

Andie    

twoshoes - lol!

1544 days ago
47.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Put his gay weird azz in prison. That way we dont have to see or hear about this loser punk for 5 to 10 years.

1544 days ago
48.

Jerry Martin    

Why do people even pay to watch this jerk? He should have to pay them to show up.

1544 days ago
49.

Old Broad    

I've never really been a fan of his, but he's witty, interesting and seemingly self aware when he's on Adam Carolla's podcast. Guess it must be the booze that turns him into a monster.

1544 days ago
50.

Darlene    

Hes pathetic! ;oP

1544 days ago
51.

Me    

Don't you have to be funny to appear at the Funny Bone?

1544 days ago
52.

justsaying    

NO.41. I hope the rest of the good old U.S.of A heard you. I love your common sense.

1544 days ago
53.

Ben    

Posted at 11:36AM on Jan 23rd 2010 by Jeff

What's your point? He's the ONLY athlete with issues? Ever hear of Tiger Woods? Last I checked, he's not from WV.

1544 days ago
54.

Joe    

Andy, keep coming back. It works for those who work it. Saving you a seat.

1544 days ago
55.

Traci    

I actually live in Huntington WV. And personally I think this is funnier than his act!

Oh and Karen...felony sexual abuse in WV is classified as....

Sexual abuse constitutes unwanted sexual contact up to penetration. That is, sexual abuse is "any intentional or knowing touching or fondling by the victim of the accused, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs, anus or breast of the victim or the accused… for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the victim or the accused".

1544 days ago
56.

TMZBoy    

Oh MTV will be ALL about this...he's a shoe-in for another reality show from them.

They're fowl; he's fowl.

1544 days ago
57.

Conan    

Yeah! Andy you might want to pick up a copy of the paper LOCKED-UP WEST VIRGINIA!!!!! lol

1544 days ago
58.

reecegswofford    

I hear he's changing his first name to Handy, ...

1544 days ago
59.

Melody    

Sigh. He isnt very funny BUT he is "known" I am from Huntington and I hope you didnt ruin the fun for all of us with your latest debacle Andy.

Really nice way to tank a career there bud.

1544 days ago
60.

TMZBoy    

NICE !! Just looked at the pictures...so he's into dudes now...NICE !!
Clearly, I'd keep him away from my daughter AND son anyway, He reeks sex perv.
Bet he 'bates to the Big Brother gay cowboy's gay flick.
Wonder if he swallows ?

1544 days ago
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