Anthony Anderson Sexual Assault Case Being Reviewed by D.A.

Lewis Collier
August 10, 2018

"A sexual assault case was presented yesterday by the Los Angeles Police Department involving Steven Seagal", a rep for Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey told Deadline Hollywood.

The L.A. County District Attorney's office is reviewing a sexual assault allegation against "Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson, the office confirmed to Variety. Anthony Anderson, the lead in the hit ABC sitcom Black-ish, is being investigated for an alleged assault on a woman more than a year ago, Los Angeles police and USA media reported Monday July 23, 2018.

The case involving Weinstein brings the number under review by Los Angeles prosecutors to six. A spokesman for the DA's office said both were still under review.

The Beverly Hills Police Department presented a third sex assault case involving Weinstein back in June.

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Representatives of Weinstein, Seagal and Anderson did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday.

Close to 100 women have come forward with accusations of sexual assault against movie boss Harvey Weinstein since whistleblower articles in The New York Times and The New Yorker, detailing decades of bad behaviour, were published past year.

Weinstein was indicted by NY prosecutors in May for charges of rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct against two women. She claims she had been invited over to audition for a part in a Genghis Khan movie he was working on. The charge of committing a forcible sexual act in the first degree pertains to the allegations of a third woman, following the previous case based on the accounts of two other women.

Anderson, the lead in hit ABC sitcom "Black-ish" has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than a year ago. As several individuals alleged misconduct by Seagal, the LAPD revealed in January it was seriously looking into claims made against the On Deadly Ground actor from a 2005 assault.

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