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Man accused of punching comedian Andy Dick arrested

Posted at 8:51 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 09:51:11-04

The man accused of punching comedian and musician Andy Dick outside of a French Quarter club on Saturday has been arrested.

According to, 46-year-old David Hale was booked into the New Orleans Jail on Wednesday on charges of second-degree battery and simple battery.

The attack occurred early Saturday following Dick's performance at One Eyed Jacks on Toulouse Street in New Orleans. Surveillance video from the area captured the incident in which Hale allegedly punched Dick in the head, knocking him to the sidewalk.

Dick was taken to a hospital where he received treatment for brain bleeding. The 53-year-old entertainer says that he was "knocked out 100 percent for 15 minutes."

Representatives say they do not know why the attack happened and that it was unprovoked.

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