Anthony Anderson is under criminal investigation.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that it received a report against the Black-ish star, with The Blast writing that Anderson is accused of assaulting a woman last year after an event she catered for him.
Inside tell the aforementioned website that the unnamed victum met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss future opportunities.
This is supposedly when the assault took place, although no other details are really known about it at this time
“We have a crime report listing him as a suspect in a crime. It is an open investigation,” the LAPD has simply said in response to this story.
A spokesperson for the star, meanwhile, has issued a statement on Anderson’s behalf.
It reads as follows:
“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.
Back in 2004, Anderson and assistant director Wayne Witherspoon were accused of raping an extra on the set of the 2004 film “Hustle & Flow.”
However, the charges were later dropped when the judge ruled that there was no probable cause to try the case.
This has no practical bearing on the latest charges, we’re just reporting a few facts.
Anderson was just nominated his fourth Emmy Award for his portrayal of Andre Johnson, the patriarch on the ABC sitcom Black-ish.
He is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year, as well.
On the small screen, Anderson’s resume includes appearance and/or starring roles on Guys with Kids, Treme, Psych, Shameless and The Shield.
On the big screen, he has had roles in The Departed (2006), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and Transformers (2007) and Scream 4 (2011).
Anderson is married with two kids.
We’ll have more on this story if/when news breaks.