11:08 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 02/06/2009 10:00AM
Seven months after his arrest for assault, public intoxication and drug possession, Andy Dick says he's learned his lesson.
"When I drink I turn into a moron," the comedian, 43, tells Entertainment Tonight. "I think I'm being funny and clever, but I look back on the video tape and I border on retardation."
Dick, who was arrested outside a bar in July and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession in October, says that as a public figure he is "a very easy target" for ridicule.
Originally posted 10/17/2008 02:00PM
Andy Dick pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession in a Murrieta, Calif., courtroom Friday, and will wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year. Two other charges against the comedian will be dropped.
Dick, 42, faced a total of four misdemeanors: battery, public intoxication and possession of marijuana and Xanax without a prescription.
"Andy is a great guy. People don’t really know him and we are considering this matter closed," his attorney, Jeffery Rubenstein, tells PEOPLE. "He’s looking forward to putting this matter behind him.”
Originally posted 08/25/2008 01:40PM
Andy Dick was formally charged with assault and drug possession following an arrest in July, prosecutors in Riverside County, Calif., said Monday.
The comedian, 42, faces a total of four misdemeanors: assault, possession of marijuana and Xanax (without a prescription) and public intoxication. Dick's arraignment is set for Wednesday.
He was not charged with sexual battery, because "after reviewing the evidence, we determined misdemeanor assault was the appropriate charge," said Riverside DA spokesman Ryan Hightower.
Originally posted 08/18/2008 08:55AM
A month after Andy Dick was arrested on drug and sexual battery charges, he's telling pals he's soldiering on.
"Andy Dick is going thru it!" the 42-year-old comedian wrote in a private message sent to his MySpace friends Saturday.
Dick said that his mood was subdued. "Bummed," he wrote, posting a blue frowning face emoticon next to the message.
Originally posted 07/16/2008 12:45PM
Andy Dick was arrested early Wednesday outside a bar in Murrieta, Calif., on drug and sexual battery charges after he allegedly lifted a 17-year-old girl's top in the parking lot, police said.
The 42-year-old comedian, described by police as "extremely intoxicated at the time of his arrest," was later released on $5,000 bail from the Riverside County jail.
Officers responded at 1:13 a.m. to a call of a man urinating and causing a disturbance outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant and bar in the community 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
The officers stopped a truck leaving the parking lot and witnesses identified Dick in a "curbside lineup" as one of the truck passengers who had "battered" a 17-year-old girl, according to the police statement.
Originally posted 06/17/2004 04:00PM
Comedian and former NewsRadio star Andy Dick pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on Wednesday in California's Riverside County Superior Court, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 03/04/1999 12:00AM
Andy Dick, who plays Matthew Brock on the TV sitcom "NewsRadio," was arrested on drunk driving and drug possession charges Saturday after his car crashed into a utility pole in the ritzy Hancock Park section of Los Angeles, a police spokeswoman said Sunday. Dick, 33, allegedly fled the scene of the accident but was later arrested and booked on charges of driving under the influence and possessing a controlled substance (cocaine and marijuana, a policewoman said). Dick was released after posting $10,000 bail. A court appearance on the charges is set for May 25.
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