TV actor Thomas Middleditch, once a prominent performer in Chicago’s improv scene, is accused of sexual harassment at a Los Angeles goth nightclub.
A Los Angeles Times report on Sunday alleges owners at Cloak & Dagger looked the other way when employees and clients made charges of sexual misconduct. Among the alleged offenders is Middleditch, a regular on HBO’s “Silicon Valley” who now plays the recipient of a kidney donation on the CBS sitcom “B Positive.”
In the report, club client Hannah Harding describes an encounter in which Middleditch made lewd sexual overtures toward her and a girlfriend and, when rebuffed, continued to pursue her and groped her.
In an Instagram direct message to Harding, seen by the Times, Middleditch said, “Hannah I had no idea my actions were that weird for you … I know you probably want to just put me on blast as a monster … I don’t expect you to want to be my friend or anything … I am so ashamed I made you uncomfortable.”
A representative for Middleditch declined the Times’ request for comment.
Harding said she later saw Middleditch grope another woman at the club, but when she complained, the club’s co-owner told her she must have been mistaken.
The report cites nine other women, including four former employees, as saying sexual misconduct occurred at the Cloak & Dagger and was ignored by its co-founders.
Middleditch, 39, performed with Second City and iO and was a founding member of the acclaimed Improvised Shakespeare Company during his years in Chicago. He was Emmy-nominated for his work as Richard Hendricks on “Silicon Valley.”