Anthony Anderson being investigated for sexual assault in Los Angeles
Black–ish star Anthony Anderson is being investigated by authorities in Los Angeles in connection with an alleged sexual assault.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told People and other news outlets that the 47-year-old actor is a subject in an ongoing investigation, but declined to provide any further details about the case. However, according to The Blast, a woman claimed Anderson assaulted her while meeting to discuss business opportunities.
The unnamed woman filed a police report earlier this year with the Hollywood Division of LAPD. In a statement to People, Anderson’s rep denies all wrongdoing.
“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” the statement said. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”
It’s not the first time Anderson has been accused of sexual assault. In 2004, an extra on the set of the Academy Award-winning movie Hustle & Flow accused Anderson and an assistant director of raping her in a trailer on the Memphis set. That case was later dropped after a judge ruled there was no probable cause to try the case.
Anderson, who has been nominated for two Golden Globes, recently picked up his fourth Emmy nomination for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in Black-ish during the recent announcements. Anderson has previously starred on Law & Order, The Shield, and most recently he hosted the 2018 NBA Awards.
He has also starred and appeared in films such as The Departed, Transformers, and Kangaroo Jack.