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Lawsuit: 'Andy Dick Put His Penis on My Face' at Comedy Club

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By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on June 01, 2011 6:49 AM

"Andy Dick put his penis on my face" - at least so alleges Robert Tucker, an audience member and unfortunate recipient of some of Dick's unwanted advances during a comedy show in Texas in December 2010. This newest Andy Dick lawsuit, filed in Dallas, is the result of the gratuitous standup show.

Beforewarned: the facts (like Andy Dick) are strange, and raunchy. According to Tucker, during part of the comedy show, Dick changed into a red skirt, black top, and a wig.

Tucker asked Dick for an autograph when Dick walked through the audience. Dick told him to "hold on a minute," then pulled up a stool next to Tucker. You know where this is going.

Dick then proceeded to pull down his skirt, revealing that he wasn't wearing any underwear. Then, things got weird when Dick pressed his naked private area against Tucker's face.

Tucker immediately pulled away, according to the complaint, and Dick returned to the stage with the help of some of the employees at the local club.

Tucker is now seeking damages against Dick, Dick's talent agency, and the venue where the event was held, according to the filed complaint. In the lawsuit, Tucker is suing Dick personally due to the offensive physical contact, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation by conduct. The suit against Dick's agency is based on a theory of vicarious liability, a legal theory where the employer may be held liable for an employee's actions in certain situations.

In law, a person may be held civilly liable and may have to pay damages if they intentionally inflict emotional distress on another. The general elements of a claim of intentional infliction of emotional distress are that there must have been extreme or outrageous conduct that intentionally or recklessly caused some severe emotional distress.

So, is a suit claiming"Andy Dick puts penis on face" something that is likely to be considered "extreme or outrageous"? It certainly seems like it could be, especially because it goes against the bounds of what most of us would consider "normal" behavior. The Andy Dick lawsuit is asking for an unspecified amount of damages from the comedian, according to KDFW-TV.

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