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'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat arrested for indecent assault, battery

'Dukes of Hazzard' star Tom Wopat arrested for indecent assault, battery

The actor was taken into custody in Waltham, Mass. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.

According to the site, the 65-year-old has been accused of sticking his hands down a woman's trousers.

"During a rehearsal the defendant allegedly walked behind a female cast member, grabbing her buttocks", they said in an emailed statement.

Dukes of Hazzard actor Tom Wopat has been arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession and indecent assault and battery, police say.

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Actor Tom Wopat was arrested Wednesday in MA, according to police.

USA Today said police noted "two bags of white powder believed to be cocaine" were found in the vehicle so a drugs possession charge was added. The warrant involved a charge of "indecent assault and battery on a person over 14". When police asked him about the cocaine, he said he buys it "in large quantities and uses it over time".

Wopat was supposed to play Julian Marsh in "42nd Street" at the Waltham-based Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston starting today. Since the play is set to open with a Thursday matinee, it will go on without him.

Wopat has worked steadily on stage and screen since the "Dukes of Hazzard", including a role in the A&E drama "Longmire".


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