Game of Thrones Actor Joseph Gatt Sues Los Angeles Official Over False Pedophile Charges, and More News

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Game of Thrones alum Joseph Gatt is taking legal action against the City of Los Angeles, its Police Department, and District Attorney George Gascón, seeking $40 million in damages. The actor faced wrongful allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior with a minor in 2022, which have since been dismissed.

Known for his portrayal of a Thenn warg in the fourth season of Game of Thrones and as The Albino in Banshee, LAPD took Gatt into custody in April 2022. The arrest followed claims he had engaged in sending explicit messages to an underage individual online. However, in February 2024, these charges were retracted.

Legal documents submitted on April 4 detail that the LAPD allegedly waited a full year post-arrest to conduct an interview with the accuser, referred to as Jane Doe, in court papers to maintain her anonymity, who was 16 at the time of the alleged incident.

Gatt's lawyers said, “Twenty months later, when the fabricated evidence was finally disclosed to Mr. Gatt and Mr. Gatt's forensic expert were prepared to expose the truth in open court, the Los Angeles DA voluntarily dismissed the criminal complaint.”

Gatt is suing the city for $40 million, claiming that the false charges damaged his career. The suit states: “He was fired from two different movies in which he had already been cast, and he was also recast in a third movie in which he had been hired to play the lead role.”

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