Tom Wopat, who played Luke Duke in the 1980s television show The Dukes of Hazzard, is facing indecent assault and battery charges, as well as drug charges, in Massachusetts.


The actor, 65, allegedly groped a female cast member of his stage play 42nd Street during rehearsals on July 23. TMZ goes on to report that he touched her butt and put his finger between her butt cheeks. Wopat pleaded not guilty to either charge and was released on $1,000 bail, and was told to stay away from the woman in question.

Wopat was arrested by the Waltham Police Department in his car on Wednesday. The warrant for his arrest involved a charge for “indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.” The police also stated that “two bags of white powder believed to be cocaine” were found in his vehicle.

Two other incidents are mentioned in the police report – one where he grabbed a woman from behind and pulled her toward him by her hips and waist, and the other where a woman claims he peeled off her sunburned skin.

Wopat has worked steadily since his time on Dukes of Hazzard, including many guest appearances on TV shows, as well as roles on the stage and in music. He has been performing in 42nd Street for years, on Broadway and around the country. He appeared in his first Broadway drama in 2005, in a revival of Glengarry Glen Ross alongside Alan Alda and Liev Schreiber. In addition, he’s recorded multiple jazz albums and toured with Faith Prince in an “Over the Rainbow” tour.

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