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Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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Andy Dick charged with felony, shows still on

Photo courtesy of the Western Regional Jail

Andy Dick

January 23, 2010 @ 02:59 PM

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON -- Andy Dick, in town for weekend performances at the Funny Bone, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday by Huntington Police on sexual abuse charges.

The 44-year-old comedian appeared before a magistrate early in the afternoon and a spokesman for the club said he expected Dick's shows Saturday and Sunday to go on as scheduled.

Dick was taken into custody around 4 a.m. after two men accused Dick of groping them at Rum Runners, at 819 3rd Ave. According to a press release issued at 12:26 p.m. Saturday from the Huntington Police Department, officers responded to a call to investigate "two alleged incidents of a patron engaging in non-consensual sexual contact with a bar employee and another patron."

"Based upon statements of two victims and independent witness accounts alleging that he had engaged in unwanted and uninvited groping of the two victims' genital areas, Andrew R. Dick (AKA Andy Dick) of South Pasadena, Calif., was arrested and charged with two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree," the press release stated.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. If convicted, Dick faces one to five years in prison.

Tom Schaefer, owner of the Huntington Funny Bone, said he was posting Dick's $6,000 bail -- 10 percent of the $60,000 bond placed by Magistrate Patty Verbage Spence.

He also said he was with Dick early Saturday morning and disputes what happened at Rum Runners.

"We were at Rum Runners for literally 10 minutes. Nothing happened there except walking through the door and sitting at the bar," Schaefer said.

Dick has appeared in various movies, starred in MTV's The Andy Dick Show for two years earlier this decade and recently appeared on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab" spin-off "Sober House."

According to Dick's biography and various entertainment reports, this is not his first time having issues while on tour. A July 2008 release from the MTV Newsroom, stated Dick was arrested in California on suspicion of drug possession and sexual battery. He allegedly grabbed and pulled down the tank-top of a 17-year-old girl, exposing her breasts.

It also details several other incidents. However, Dick was never convicted in most of the cases.  He is currently serving a three-year probation for a lesser charge of battery in the 2008 incident involving the teenage girl. 

Jamie Oliver reduced to tears as America's fattest city resists his latest healthy eating crusade

Last updated at 4:32 PM on 18th January 2010

Television chef Jamie Oliver was reduced to tears during his latest efforts to convert an Amercian community to healthy eating.

The usually upbeat good food crusader broke down after he met serious resistance while shooting scenes for his new series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. 

More than half the residents of the country's fattest city, Huntingdon, West Virginia, are obese but most were blatantly uninterested in the chef's advice.

Jamie Oliver

Tears of frustration: Jamie Oliver broke down while filming his new series, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution

He sobbed as he said: 'They don't understand me. They don't know why I'm here.

A production source told the Sun: 'His tears was the lowest we've ever seen Jamie.

'He is normally so upbeat but the scale of this challenge got to him. Everywhere he turned, he was face with obstacles.

'People were outwardly hostile to some of the ideas he put forward.

Jame Oliver

Resistant: Residence of Huntingdon, West Virginia, didn't react well 
to Jamie's advice

'He felt so alone and thought at times of packing the whole thing in.'

Some members of the local press warned him to steer clear of their community.

One radio presenter blasted: 'We don't want to sit around and eat lettuce all day. 

'I don't think Jamie has anything that can change this town. He can try all he wants.'

Jamie was also left flabbergasted after he asks a group of school children to identify vegetables, mistaking tomatoes for potatoes. 

The programme, which will air on America's ABC network, is based on his British series Jamie's School Dinners.

Jame Oliver's Food Revolution

Confused: When shown tomatoes on a vine, some of the pupils thought they 
were potatoes

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Give me a freaking break. This idiot is upset because the people won't let him "save" them. He has done nothing but talk trash about our town and it's people and now he's upset because no one wants to hear what he has to say. I don't feel sorry for him.

He had a good idea and my town certainly needs some help but we do not need to be talked down too. I think that most of the ppl involved were hamming it up and playing dumb for the cameras. I will not take part in any of his events. I guess I'll watch the show but I doubt it will change my opinion this guy is a self important tool and God help you if he comes to your town!

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