Andy Dick Arrested Again, Sexual Abuse In West Virginia

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Well, it’s not exactly the most surprising news of the day, but Andy Dick has been arrested for sexual abuse in West Virginia. Here’s another that has sought help from Dr. Drew Pinsky, yet seems beyond help.

If you look at Dick’s early life, it doesn’t seem like he would have been headed down this path, being adopted into a naval officer’s family, living in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and even Yugoslavia. He was elected homecoming king in high school and was in many theater productions in school, then joined Second City and attended Columbia College.

It was on NewsRadio where we really got an introduction to this funny guy, yet we also started to see the other side of him. He became known as a heavy drug user, arrested for possession and DUI after driving into a utility pole, and after completing an 18 month program, the felony and misdemeanor charges were dropped. Fellow comedian Jon Lovitz claims that Dick gave coke to Phil Hartman’s wife, a known addict, which caused her to relapse and kill her husband and herself months later. Dick was the last known person with actor David Strickland before he hanged himself after drinking several bottles of beer, and with drugs being found in the room.

It’s not just drugs and alcohol, though. Dick dropped his pants and exposed himself to a comedy club audience, and was forced out of an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show after touching Ivanka Trump’s legs and hair, then asking her to kiss him. Two years ago he was arrested for suspicion of drug possession and sexual battery for grabbing and pulling down a 17-year-old girl’s top and bra, and having marijuana and unprescribed Xanax on him at the time. He also appeared at a roast for William Shatner, licked the faces of several stars, then bit the hand of a NY Post reporter.

Dick went on Sober House with Dr. Dr, a show that focuses on addicted celebrities living in a sober environment. He explained on the show that his drinking was behind much of his bizarre behavior and mentioned it has ruined many of his relationships as well. He made an effort then to make amends to the people he had hurt. He stated last September he had been sober for a year.

Yet, Dick is now charged with two felony counts of first degree sexual abuse, getting arrested in the area near a comedy show at West Virginia Funny Bone comedy club. If he was blaming his bizarre behavior before on alcohol, it certainly seems as if he may have relapsed. If he’s lucky enough to escape prison time, we’ll see if he makes amends again. I think he needs another dose of Dr. Drew.

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