Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly assaulting a woman.
According to The Blast, an unidentified woman claims the Black-ish star assaulted her last year after she catered an event thrown by the actor.
The alleged victim reportedly walked into the Hollywood Division of LAPD earlier this year and filed a police report with the department.
Sources familiar with the situation claim the woman met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss future business opportunities when the assault occurred.
The 47-year-old “unequivocally disputes” the woman’s claims. His rep said in a statement:
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Anderson has faced an assault accusation. He and an assistant director were accused of raping an extra in a trailer on the Memphis set of 2004’s Hustle & Flow.
Charges against them were later dropped after a judge ruled that the woman’s testimony did not produce probable cause to try the case.
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