Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dick In Huntington

Andy Dick back in Huntington

From the Herald Dispatch (http://www.hdonline.com/).








Andy Dick case goes to grand jury

June 29, 2010 @ 11:58 AM
CURTIS JOHNSON
Herald-Dispatch.com

HUNTINGTON — Evidence in Andy Dick’s sexual abuse case will be considered by a West Virginia grand jury.

That was the decision of Cabell County Magistrate John McCallister. The judge found there was enough evidence to reject a defense argument to dismiss the case.

The nationally known comedian appeared Tuesday, June 29 in Cabell County Magistrate Court for a preliminary hearing.

Dick, 44, of South Pasadena, Calif., was arrested Jan. 23 and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges are linked to allegations that the comedian groped two men at Rum Runners, a nightclub at 819 3rd Ave.

A March 22 hearing was postponed until Tuesday based upon an argument from the victims' attorney that his clients were not subpoenaed. Therefore, a motion stated they could not attend.

The victims are a 33-year-old bar security guard from Ashland, Ky., and a 24-year-old bar patron from Catlettsburg, Ky.

Dick has been remains free on a $60,000 bond.

Dick has said there are two sides to every story, according to a Jan. 23 message posted at Twitter. He is represented by Los Angeles attorney Mark J. Geragos, and locally by Marc Williams and Robert Massie.

Geragos’ client list has included actress Winona Ryder, pop star Michael Jackson and former congressman Gary Condit.

The Jan. 23 allegations occurred as Dick visited Huntington for performances at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Pullman Square.