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Actor Andy Dick Dropped From Movie Role Over Claims of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior

Actor/comedian Andy Dick has a lengthy history of outlandish and offensive behavior, such as exposing himself on stage and making co-stars intentionally uncomfortable. It now appears he just lost a film job because of that behavior.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dick was fired from the independent film Raising Buchanan over accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Two sources told THR that Dick groped the genitals of others, subjected people to unwanted kissing and licking and sexually proposed at least four workers on the production set.

Dick told THR that he had been fired from the film. While he denied the claims of groping, he did say it was possible he kissed and licked others. “I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That’s my thing,” Dick said.

He also acknowledged his reputation for engaging in inappropriate behavior.

At first, he made light of the situation, joking that “my middle name is ‘misconduct.’ They know what they signed up for.” However, he followed up the quip with a denial that he ever groped anyone on set.

“I don’t grope people anymore. I don’t expose myself anymore,” he said by telephone. (Also well-documented is his history of exposing his genitals in public and on stage.) “I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate.”

The actor further noted that another issue that could have contributed to his departure was his assertion that the filmmakers may have been upset that he appeared to be defending disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. “They were so incensed by what I was saying. People are so sensitive,” he stated. Dick wouldn’t go into what he exactly said on set that could have offended.

One of THR’s sources also doubted Dick’s sobriety on set. The 51-year-old comedian has struggled with substance abuse for years, going to rehab well over a dozen times. Dick claimed he is currently sober but did take “too many Xanax” that might have made him a “bit loopy.”

Eventually, Dick decided to use the Weinstein excuse for his inappropriate behavior — that he’s from a different era and doesn’t understand what is right or wrong now.

“I don’t know the difference between sexual harassment and trying to get a date. In the ’70s, all the girlfriends I got was by kissing and licking their cheek. I don’t know anymore,” Dick told THR. “There were beautiful women and beautiful guys on the set. I flirt with them. I might kiss someone on the set and ask them to go to dinner. They are the ones that took it south.”

It appears in Dick’s mind, it is the victims’ fault.

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