Anthony Anderson arrested for rape on the set of his new film!

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Marc Bax, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Marc Bax

    Marc Bax Second Unit

    Oct 1, 2003
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    From Yahoo news -

    " Anthony Anderson, the rotund comedic co-star of "Kangaroo Jack" and the original "Barbershop," has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape while shooting a movie.

    The 33-year-old actor was accused by an unidentified woman of luring her into a trailer on the set of his latest movie, "Hustle & Flow," and sexually assaulting her. Also accused is the film's assistant director, Wayne Witherspoon.

    Both men were charged on Wednesday after being taken into custody by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

    The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at the Shelby County Correctional Center, a penal farm on the outskirts of Memphis, where filming was under way for the movie.

    Sheriff's spokesman Steve Shular said a passer-by heard screams coming from the trailer and opened the door.

    "And she ran out nude," Shular said.

    Both suspects were released Wednesday evening after posting $20,000 bond each.

    Anderson's spokesman, Allan Mayer, who specializes in celebrity crisis cases, told The Associated Press his client "absolutely denies the heinous charges."

    "Anthony is a happily married family man who has never been accused of — no less involved in — anything remotely like this, and we are confident that when all the facts come out, he will be completely exonerated," Mayer said.

    Mayer said it's unclear whether Anderson will return to work on the movie, but said he will likely remain in the Memphis area for the time being.

    A representative for Witherspoon, 42, could not immediately be located.

    Anderson, who's married with two children, was raised in Compton, Calif., and has appeared in an array of comedies, including playing one of Jim Carrey (news)'s illegitimate genius sons in 2000's "Me, Myself & Irene."

    The roly-poly actor specializes is physical comedy — often at his own expense. He has been brutalized by Jet Li in "Romeo Must Die," pummeled by Steven Seagal in "Exit Wounds," crushed by a cash machine in "Barbershop" and menaced by a rogue marsupial in "Kangaroo Jack." He also starred in the WB's short-lived sitcom "All About the Andersons" last year, which was a fictionalized version of his real life."

    -Man I hope this isn't true although I highly doubt it given the circumstances. I thought Anthony was a very funny actor.
  2. Ray H

    Ray H Producer

    Jun 13, 2002
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    I used to watch this guy when he was on Hang Time (if anyone remembers this TNBC classic. Think Saved By the Bell with basketball [​IMG]). I hope it's not true.
  3. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Feb 16, 2001
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    Albany, NY
    Big shocker. Very likable guy on screen. I also hope the charges are BS, but with women running naked out of his trailer and the like things aren't looking good...
  4. Travis W.

    Travis W. Second Unit

    Jun 11, 2004
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    I also like Anthony Anderson but if it was his trailer and she came out nude he's got a lot to explain.
  5. Lopez

    Lopez Auditioning

    May 28, 2004
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    you can read the actual complaint at the smoking gun.

    It's rather graphic, by the way.

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