Comedian/actor Andy Dick has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of sexual battery for allegedly groping his Lyft driver.
According to reports, the alleged groping incident took place in West Hollywood last year, April. Dick was arraigned Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court and faces up to 180 days in county jail if convicted according to a news release.
His attorney Daniel Kapelovitz released a statement on behalf of his client denying the allegations:
"Our understanding was that the District Attorney realized that this case had no merit, and that is why the case was never filed," he said in a statement to USA TODAY. "Then, almost a year and a half later, we learn from TMZ that there was an outstanding warrant based on a misdemeanor complaint filed just prior to the statute of limitations running out. This case should be dismissed outright. If not, we look forward to fighting these false accusations."
Dick's is slated for a pretrial hearing on Nov. 4.
Back in 2017, Dick was fired from his role in the film Raising Buchanan following claims of sexual harassment and misconduct on set after he was accused of "groping people's genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production."
"I don't grope people anymore. I don't expose myself anymore," he told The Hollywood Reporter at the time. "I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate."