The Blast: Popular 'Law and Order' actor being investigated for allegedly assaulting a woman
The star of the ABC sitcom Black-ish Anthony Anderson is under investigation for an alleged assault on an unnamed woman. It’s been reported that the woman laid the charges earlier this year.
The Blast reported that the woman worked for the actor a second time when the incident occurred. She reported the crime after being encouraged by the MeToo movement.
Anthony Anderson is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a woman after she catered an event thrown by him. However, Anderson strongly denies the allegation.
Sources said the alleged victim walked into the Hollywood Division of LAPD earlier this year to file a police report with the department. The incident is said to have happened over a year ago
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The woman initially met the actor while working at an event he threw.
She then met him again Anderson a second time to discuss future business opportunities. That’s when the alleged assault occurred.
Sources close to the situation said the woman finally felt comfortable enough to come forward months after the alleged incident occurred, due in part to the MeToo movement. The LAPD has confirmed the investigation.
“We have a crime report listing him as a suspect in a crime,” and added, “It is an open investigation.” Specific details regarding the alleged assault are currently still unclear.
A spokesperson for Anderson stated, “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false. The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”
The actor recently received his fourth Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy nomination for Black-ish. This isn’t the first time that the star has faced serious accusations.
In 2004, an extra onset of the movie Hustle & Flow accused Anderson and an assistant director of raping her in a trailer on the Memphis set. The case was later dropped after the woman’s testimony did not produce probable cause to warrant the charges standing.
Anderson is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year.