Thursday, August 03, 2017

Tom Wopat Arraigned On Drugs And Assault Charges



Tom Wopat, one of the Dukes in the Dukes of Hazzard, the 1980s TV comedy about good ol' boys eluding the law, was arraigned Thursday on charges he groped a female cast member of the stage musical he was supposed to open in later Thursday.

Wopat pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery and drug possession charges in Waltham, Mass., west of Boston, reported The Associated Press. He was released on $1,000 bail and told to stay away from the woman. He refused to comment outside court.

The Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham announced on its website that its production of the Tony Award-winning backstage musical, 42nd Street, would open with a different actor playing Wopat's role of Broadway producer Julian Marsh.

According to a statement from the Waltham Police Department, Wopat, 65, was arrested in his car on a warrant late Wednesday. The warrant involved a charge of "indecent assault and battery on a person over 14."

The police statement said "two bags of white powder believed to be cocaine" were found in the car so a drugs possession charge was added.

Wopat, married to his second wife, Kathy, has worked steadily since Dukes, on TV, on stage and in music.

7 comments:

sandybrook said...

Announcing he's going to rehab in 3.....2....1

Lisa said...

Uncle Jesse would be so disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

david said...

C'Mon, Tom!
You know better than that.
You don't touch woman without their permission.
I know you are old school, but so am I.
Keep your hands to yourself!

AMouse said...

I had the misfortune to meet Tom Wooat in the early '90's. He was one of the grabbiest individuals I had the misfortune to meet. I am not surprised by this. Not one bit!

Shorny said...

Just a good ol' boy, never meanin' no harm...

Rebecca said...

Haha, I work in Waltham and I have to say, I am stunned there is a Theater there...

longtimereader said...

It's like something boss hogg would do!