District Attorney dismisses sexual assault charges against Anthony Anderson

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced yesterday they they have dismissed the sexual assault charges against Black-ish actor Anthony Anderson because of the statute of limitations.

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Also, the L.A. D.A.’s office said that “the reporting party has declined to be interviewed by the investigating officer,” Deadline reports

Last month news broke that the 47-year-old actor was the subject in an ongoing investigation, but the LAPD declined to provide any further details about the case. 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 denied 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.”

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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.

So far, none of Anderson’s Black-ish costars have commented public on the allegations against him. Kenya Barris has yet to comment on the subject and recently walked away from ABC.