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Andy Dick Sued For Assault & Battery After Allegedly Grabbing Lyft Driver's Crotch

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By Mike Walters

Andy Dick is being sued for assault & battery by a Lyft driver who says the comedian groped him after picking up Dick up a rideshare back in 2018.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by The Blast, on April 12, 2018, the Lyft driver says he picked Andy up in West Hollywood, California, on Santa Monica Blvd, and gave him a ride.

In the suit, the man says "Defendant Andy dick negligently touched, caressed, groped, fondled, molested Plaintiff while Defendant was a co-defendant LYFT, Inc passenger in the 2010 Toyota Prius owned and driven by Plaintiff while in the employ and working for co-defendant LYFT, Inc."

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According to multiple reports, at some point during the ride, Andy reached over and "grabbed his crotch." It is unclear what led up to the grabbing incident in the car, but the driver was upset and went to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to file a police report.

The comedian was eventually charged with misdemeanor sexual battery by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. He pleaded not guilty to the crime. At the time, the Dick faced 180 days in County Jail for the charge.

Andy Dick's attorney issued a statement at that time saying, "Our understanding was that the District Attorney realized that this case had no merit, and that is why the case was never filed."

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But, he continued, "Then, almost a year and a half later, we learn from (the media) that there was an outstanding warrant based on a misdemeanor complaint filed just prior to the statute of limitations running out. This case should be dismissed outright. If not, we look forward to fighting these false accusations."

According to the new lawsuit, the guy is not only suing Andy Dick but has sued the rideshare company, claiming it did not have proper security procedures in place to protect drivers. He also insinuates Dick may have used someone else's account to pick up the ride.

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"Defendant LYFT, Inc negligently failed to develop, offer and provide a safe and secure protocol and procedure assuring and preventing ride share livery passengers from fraudulently using the accounts of other persons to procure and utilize livery rides and causing an unreasonable risk of harm to Plaintiff and other drivers of LYFT, Inc. and other ride-sharing passengers riding while using LYFT as a method of transportation," the lawsuit states.

This isn't the first incident of this type for the comedian in the past few years, it was reported back in July of 2018, the L.A. City Attorney's office charged Dick with misdemeanor sexual battery for allegedly groping a stranger while walking down a street in Los Angeles.

The person is suing Dick and Lyft for over $25,000.

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