AceShowbiz - Funnyman Andy Dick is pleading self-defence over allegations he attacked an ex-lover.
The comedian, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting former boyfriend Lucas Crawford with a metal chair on Saturday, June 26, has been released from custody on bail, and now claims he was the victim and his ex broke his leg.
Dick's representative told Page Six, "Lucas came to Andy's apartment that day already in a bad mood. They were play fighting and razzing each other and Andy says next thing he knew, things turned serious for Lucas."
The actor adds Crawford "body-slammed" his leg, and he threw the chair in an effort to get away.
"My femur got broken and my ankle got shattered and the tendons and ligaments on the other side are ripped off the bone," Andy says. "I was limping and it hurt and then we got into another fight and I threw a chair. He just has a little cut. I am in a cast. We wrestled and... he's just too strong."
His rep adds, "Andy didn't want to report Lucas. As a friend, he's tried to help Lucas on several occasions, including giving him money and a place to crash when he's needed it. Lucas is obviously an individual who has manipulated and dominated his relationship with Andy."
Dick is also upset that news of his arrest was leaked by his fiancee, Elisa Jordana, on her YouTube show, "Kermit and Friends", on Tuesday, June 29.
"He could have killed him," she said of Crawford, revealing that there were signs that something was about to go wrong in her troubled fiance's life.
"It was getting worse and worse and worse," she added. "Every day there was some kind of problem. There are warning signs with people. It doesn't happen out of the blue. When I heard he was in jail, I wasn't that surprised."
Dick has had countless run-ins with Los Angeles police and in 2019 he was sentenced to 14 days behind bars for sexual battery after assaulting a woman.
The year before, he pleaded not guilty to one count of misdemeanor sexual battery for allegedly groping his male Uber driver. Also in 2018, Dick's estranged wife was granted a domestic violence restraining order against her husband. He was required to move out of the family home and stay away from her and their children.