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Andy Dick fired from movie over sexual harassment claims

October 31, 2017 5:27 pm

Andy Dick has been dropped from the independent feature film Raising Buchanan following accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct on set.

Two sources detailed Dick’s inappropriate behaviour, which included groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production. It’s unclear if those involved were actors or crew.

Though he vehemently denied groping claims, he said it’s possible that he licked people and he confirmed that he did make advances on others. The 51-year-old actor denies he groped anyone, he does admit to other inappropriate behaviour: “I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing.”

To anyone who has followed Dick’s legal troubles, his well-documented history of outlandish comedy and often intentionally offensive behaviour, and his dismissal may not come as a surprise. But the claims can be seen as more unsettling in today’s cultural climate in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Dick said he’s aware of his reputation. At first, he made light of the situation, joking that “my middle name is ‘misconduct.’ They know what they signed up for”. However, he followed up with a denial that he ever groped anyone on set.

“I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore,” he said by telephone. “I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate.”

He claimed that the temperature on set in Arizona was delicate, too, and that he contributed to that by bringing up Weinstein. “Can I tell you my side of it,” Dick then asked before asserting that the filmmakers could have been upset that he was talking about or perhaps defending Weinstein, with whom he made two films. “They were so incensed by what I was saying. People are so sensitive,” he said, without elaborating on exactly what he said.

Written and directed by Bruce Dellis, the Raising Buchanan stars Rene Auberjonois, Amanda Melby, Shannon Whirry and M. Emmet Walsh in the story of a woman who steals the corpse of former U.S. President James Buchanan (Auberjonois) hoping to land a ransom, but it seems that nobody is interested in getting the body back. Joe Gruberman is the sole producer on the project.

Author: Staff Writer

 

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