Anthony Anderson Under Investigation by LAPD for Allegedly Assaulting a Woman

Host Anthony Anderson speaks onstage at the 2018 NBA Awards in Santa Monica Calif

Host Anthony Anderson speaks onstage at the 2018 NBA Awards in Santa Monica Calif

According to sources who spoke with the outlet, the alleged assault reportedly took place over a year ago after an event where the woman was catering. The woman claimed that Anderson invited her back to his dressing room, where he made suggestive comments, grabbed her genital area and sexually assaulted her.She sued for $900,000, and the series was canceled soon after.

"It's unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false", the spokesperson said in a statement.

"It's unfortunate that anyone can file a police report, whether it is true or false. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim", the actor's representative told Variety recently.

The full details of the unnamed woman's allegations are not known, but the actor is dismissing her story. Details of the alleged assault, which reportedly happened over a year ago, are now unknown.

The source also claimed that the woman only felt comfortable enough filing a report now after becoming emboldened by the #MeToo movement.

Anthony Anderson arrives at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Performer Nominees Reception at the Pacific Design Center, on September 16, 2016, in West Hollywood, California. She alleged that Anderson and the film's assistant director, Wayne Witherspoon, forced her to have sex with them several times before reporting an incident to police.

This is not the first time that the Black-ish star has been accused of assault and harassment. However, that case was eventually dropped after the woman's testimony failed to produce probable cause to warrant the charges standing.

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