The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation with “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson listed as a suspect, police told TheWrap.
No further details regarding the incident have been made public. But The Blast, which first reported the news, said the investigation stems from a woman who told the department that Anderson assaulted her after she catered one of his events.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Anderson denied the allegations and said his team was not made aware of any investigation.
“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” the spokesperson said. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”
The star recently received his fourth consecutive Emmy nomination for starring on the ABC sitcom “Black-ish.”
ABC and Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Citing “sources familiar with the investigation,” The Blast said a woman walked into the LAPD’s Hollywood Division earlier this year and filed the report. The Blast said it was told the incident happened over a year ago, after the met the actor at his event.
The Blast said it was told that the woman met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss future business opportunities, and that is when she says the actor assaulted her.