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Rude, Lewd, Sued? Andy Dick Urinates On The Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival organizers are considering legal action against the troubled and destructing 45-year-old comedian/actor Andy Dick for reportedly lewd behavior and property damage at the Newport Beach Film Festival last month.
Eyewitnesses and a festival co-founder saw an allegedly intoxicated Dick unzip his pants, expose himself, rub up against tables, enter a display booth, urinate on the backdrop and then pull it down and destroy it, reports RadarOnline, according to the Orange County Register.
"Obviously, we need to recoup damages," said Todd Quartararo, festival co-founder and director of marketing. "It was a brand new booth that needs to be replaced. We are exploring legal options to recoup damages." Quartararo said Dick caused a couple thousand dollars worth of damage.
This incident follows a recent run-in with authorities at Temecula Marie Callender's, and possibly another pending lawsuit in Texas stemming from his comedy routine wherein he allegedly began grinding his genitals on a man's head.