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LAPD investigating Anthony Anderson under criminal act of assault

According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman after an event she catered for the actor last year.


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Updated: 21-07-2018 07:32 IST
LAPD investigating Anthony Anderson under criminal act of assault

According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman after an event she catered for the actor last year. (Image Credit: Twitter)

"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman after an event she catered for the actor last year.

"It's unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false," Anderson's rep told Variety. "The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim."

The Blast said sources familiar with the situation said the woman met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss any future business opportunities with the actor when the assault occurred. She later filed a police report with the Hollywood Division of the LAPD.

The LAPD confirmed to Variety that a criminal investigation is currently underway, but had no information at this time and could not reveal the nature of the investigation.

Though the woman apparently did not file a report directly after the alleged incident occurred, according to The Blast, she felt comfortable coming forward months later due in part to the Me Too movement, which has seen numerous women open up about experiences of abuse at the hands of powerful men in the entertainment industry.

The incident isn't the first time Anderson has been accused of abuse. He and an assistant director were accused of raping an extra on the set of the 2004 film "Hustle & Flow," but the charges were later dropped because the testimony didn't produce probable cause.

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