Of all of the men named in #MeToo stories, Andy Dick was the least surprising to many folks. Yes, including Harvey Weinstein.
And now, the world can see for themselves in newly resurfaced video from 2007.
On television — on Jimmy Kimmel, in fact — Andy Dick reaches over and gropes Ivanka before getting removed by security.
Andy Dick is a comedian and actor. Unfortunately, he has been accused of groping a number of people.
Despite his dismissive attitude towards those claims, he has been let go from projects because of it.
(Don’t touch people without their consent, folks)
Now, an old clip of Andy exhibiting inappropriate touching has surfaced.
He and Ivanka Trump were both guests of Jimmy Kimmel’s in 2007. And Andy couldn’t — or rather, he simply refused to — keep his hands to himself.
In the clip, Andy can be seen reaching over and running his finger’s along Ivanka’s leg.
Kimmel tells him to stop.
Ivanka, though trying to laugh it off at the time (and clearly looking over to Kimmel to make sure that he has noticed), tries to get him to stop.
Eventually, Andy was removed by security.
Kimmel would later suggest that Andy, who has been to rehab more than a dozen times in his struggle for sobriety, was under the influence.
Andy actually reminded his followers about this incident by posting about it in December of 2017.
"The time I ‘groped’ Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, on Jimmy Kimmel Live," he writes.
"Her legs were sparkling," he says, as if to explain. "And I was trying to see if the glitter would wipe off."
That curiosity is understandable. Acting on it is not excusable.
"I also mistakenly thought she would date me," he says.
"I was jokingly carried off by security," Andy says.
"Is anybody going to carry Trump off?" Andy asked in December. "No joke. Confusing times."
This is a transparent attempt to deflect from his own actions.
See, a lot of people would like to see Donald Trump impeached and tried for his misconduct and alleged crimes.
But trying to distract from your own behavior by pointing to someone else’s is called whataboutism.
Ivanka Trump may be her father’s daughter, but that doesn’t mean that it’s open season on any of her body parts.
Andy Dick has been dismissive of allegations against him, saying that he never touched people’s genitals and perhaps licked some people’s faces.
His implication was that it’s all part of his brand.
Folks, "it’s all part of the act" does not fly when we’re talking about sexual harassment or sexual assault.
If the other person does not consent, you are not entitled to touch them. Yes, even if their father is a bad, bad man.
Andy Dick may struggle with sobriety, and we wish him the best on his quest for good mental and physical health.
But everyone has their struggles. No one is entitled to invade another’s body without permission. Even if it’s covered in glitter.