The Dukes of Hazzard star Tom Wopat says he'll be taking time to address his ongoing struggle with substance abuse following his arrest in Massachusetts on indecent assault and battery charges.
Wopat pleaded not guilty Thursday to grabbing the buttocks of a female member of a local production of 42nd Street he was supposed to star in. Police said they found what they suspect to be cocaine in the actor's possession.
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'Tom definitely understands that sobriety is the sole course for a successful future and will take immediate steps to achieve it.'
The actor apologized to all those affected by the incident but still 'firmly denies' the allegations of inappropriate touching.
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'Mr. Wopat urges everyone to keep in mind that these are allegations; he's alleged to have improperly touched an adult female performer during rehearsal in the presence of the entire cast and directing staff,' his rep. said.
'Tom has faith that the truth will be revealed and his good name will be restored.'