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'Dukes of Hazzard' star pleads not guilty to assaulting teen

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

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In this still image from video, actor Tom Wopat stands during arraignment Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Waltham, Mass., on indecent assault and battery and drug possession charges.


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WALTHAM, Mass. — A former star of The Dukes of Hazzard has pleaded not guilty to charges that he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Massachusetts.

WBZ-TV reported that Tom Wopat did not speak to reporters when he left the Waltham District Court after his arraignment Friday.

A police report states that Wopat allegedly hit the girl's buttocks with his script, saying "nice butt," while they were rehearsing for a musical he was supposed to appear in.

Wopat pleaded not guilty in August to grabbing the buttocks of an adult woman in the same musical.

Wopat's attorney said the actor will be vindicated in court. His lawyer said the case will show Wopat has been the "subject of an overzealous investigation."

The 66-year-old actor played Luke Duke on the popular 1980s television show.

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rubythecat96gmailcom says... November 10, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.

the largest company worked for had over sixty thousand employees and twice a year all of us would have to sit through a very boring meeting with attorneys who explained to us southerns what constituted sexual assault. Most of us were southerners where hugging and calling each other" Hon" was normal just how we were raised nothing incestuous about it. way of life not an attack on another's person's person. but when the attorneys finished their speech. it was found we were all in violation. you are not allowed to touch another employee anywhere but on the fore arm.. so there goes the hugging. and even if you are blond you are not allowed to tell a blond joke as someone might get their tail in a knott.there is absolutely no joking around about the well endowed lady in the tight red sweater. everybody and everything is litigious. so, don't do it. i feel really bad for the people who are actually abused. and if you are. do something about it immediately. don't wait for a "pay day"

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