A woman on the set of "42nd Street" in Massachusetts accused actor Tom Wopat of groping her. (Courtesy Works Entertainment)

A woman on the set of "42nd Street" in Massachusetts accused actor Tom Wopat of groping her. (Courtesy Works Entertainment)

Tom Wopat pleads not guilty to butt-groping charges

The show apparently isn’t going on for Tom Wopat, who has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman on the set of “42nd Street.”

According to TMZ, the actor, famed for his role as Luke Duke on TV’s “Dukes of Hazzard,” allegedly “grabbed a woman’s butt and put his finger between her butt cheeks” during rehearsal at the Reagle Theatre in Waltham, Mass.

Slated to appear opposite Rachel York, he was replaced by Rich Allegretto for Thursday’s opening night show.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Wopat denied touching the woman and said “f— them all” after the woman told her bosses about it.

The report also detailed an incident in which the actor allegedly came up behind her, and pulled her toward him, and another time when he peeled sunburned skin off her arm.

On Thursday, Wopat pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery and drug charges. He was released on $1,000 bail and told to stay away from the woman. He did not comment outside court.

Waltham police arrested Wopat, 65, at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. During a search of his vehicle, authorities found a white powder believed to be cocaine.


The rapper Prodigy, half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, died from accidental choking.

After the Clark County, Nev. coroner concluded its investigation, TMZ confirmed its initial report that Prodigy choked on an egg while in the hospital for treatment for sickle cell anemia, a condition he battled all of his life. He died June 20 in Las Vegas.

The 42-year-old rapper, whose real name was Albert Johnson, was pulled out of a meet-and-greet with fans before his hospitalization, as the heat reportedly made his condition worse.

The New York Daily News said a private service, attended by 50 Cent, LL Cool J and Ice T, took place in New York on June 29.


“Mens grooming company” Duke Cannon Supply Co. is sponsoring Dave Sylvester’s Hugs & High Fives Road Trip, which comes to Twitter headquarters in The City today, Aug. 4. While Sylvester’s goal is to inspire men to “be a better dude” on the 48-state journey, in which he’s giving out 25,000 hugs and greetings, it appears that Duke Cannon’s is to sell soap. … Seeking “energetic” performers over 18, the Golden State Warriors Dance Team is holding preliminary auditions for the 2017-18 team on Aug. 12 at The Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek; for details, visit Warriors.com/danceteam.


Singer Jessica Sanchez is 22. … Actress Greta Gerwig is 34. … Actor Daniel Dae Kim is 49. … Novelist Dennis Lehane is 52. … Former President Barack Obama is 56. … Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 62. … Author Sapphire is 67. … Actress Tina Cole is 74.

— Staff, wire reports AssaultbuttDave SylvesterGolden State Warriors Dance TeamProdigyTom Wopat

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