(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Anthony Anderson — the star of the ABC sitcom black-ish — is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department after a woman alleged that he assaulted her.
“We have a crime report listing him as a suspect in a crime,” an LAPD spokesperson told ABC News on Saturday. “It is an open investigation.”
Police released no additional details.
“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” a spokesperson for Anderson said in a statement to ABC News. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”
The allegations against Anderson, 47, who is married, were first reported by gossip site The Blast.
Citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation, the website reported that the woman filed a complaint with the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, claiming Anderson assaulted her more than a year ago. She claims the incident occurred during a meeting in which she and Anderson were discussing business opportunities.
According to the report, the woman first met Anderson while working at an event he hosted.
The allegations come a little over a week after Anderson received an Emmy Award nomination, his fourth in four years for best actor in a comedy series.
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