Actor Dylan McDermott has been cleared of sexual assault allegations stemming from 1991 over a technicality in a case that hasn’t been made public till now.
Prosecutors in Los Angeles County mentioned it wouldn’t pursue the case in opposition to the “American Horror Story” star as a result of it fell past the statute of limitations, in response to a memo made public Friday and obtained by TMZ.
“The allegation is exterior the statute of limitations, subsequently, an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the proof is just not warranted and prosecution is declined,” prosecutors wrote.
The case was dealt with by the Santa Monica Police Division, in response to The Wrap.
Earlier than Friday, the lady’s allegations in opposition to the 56-year-old actor hadn’t been publicized.
“Mr. McDermott discovered about these allegations final 12 months and trusted that the method would finish precisely because it has,” his rep instructed the gossip web site.
This week, LA prosecutors introduced they had been dropping sexual assault circumstances in opposition to “Home of Playing cards” star Kevin Spacey and Steven Seagal as a result of the alleged incidents passed off within the 1990s, additionally exterior the statute of limitations.
This story initially appeared within the New York Submit.