Andy Dick denies groping, admits to licking allegations after being fired for harassment

Actor and comedian Andy Dick has been fired from his role in the film Raising Buchanan following claims of sexual harassment and misconduct on set, he confirmed in an interview to The Hollywood Reporter Monday.

According to THR, Dick, 51, was accused of "groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions of at least four members of the production."

In an interview with the outlet, however, Dick denied groping anyone.

"I don't grope people anymore. I don't expose myself anymore," he told The Hollywood Reporter by telephone. "I do understand that the temperature in the world right now is delicate."

"I didn't grope anybody. I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them. That's my thing," he continued. "It's me being funny. I'm not trying to sexually harass people."

In the interview, Dick, who is known for his often controversial comedy and behavior, also admitted to claims that he propositioned people.

"Of course I'm going to proposition people," he said. "I'm single, depressed, lonely and trying to get a date. They can just say no, and they probably did and then I was done."

The allegations come in the wake of numerous claims against Harvey Weinstein. After blistering reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker early this month that detailed decades of alleged sexual harassment and assault by the producer, dozens of women have come forward with similar claims against the movie mogul.

Since the scandal broke, claims against other men in Hollywood, including actor Kevin Spacey and writer/directer James Toback, have also been brought to light.

USA TODAY has reached out to Dick's representatives for comment. 

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