NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC) — (8/14/19) New Orleans police have arrested a man in connection to the assault on Comedian Andy Dick.
The arrest was made this morning with the assistance of a tip submitted to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans.
David Hale, 46, was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center for second degree battery and simple battery.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — (8/13/19) Comedian Andy Dick says he was assaulted outside a New Orleans nightclub after performing in the French Quarter. City police say they’re investigating “a possible assault involving an individual identified as Andy Dick.”
Dick tells The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate that someone punched him early Saturday, knocking him out for 15 minutes.
The comedian and musician is known for his role on the 1990s NBC-TV show “NewsRadio.” He was performing at a nightspot before the alleged assault.
Dick says an ambulance took him to a hospital, where he was observed for what he described as a “possible brain bleed.”
Robert Couvillion, who promoted the show, says the performer didn’t have any reason to expect to be attacked. He says he was “flabbergasted” by what happened.