Thomas Middleditch Has Been Accused Of Sexual Assault And Misconduct

March 22, 2021 / Posted by:

Thomas Middleditch, the star of Silicon Valley, that Netflix improv special with Ben Schwartz, and the Chuck Lorre organ donor sitcom B Positive, has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct. I know… the guy who gave his now ex-wife a “let’s become swingers or the marriage won’t work” ultimatum and then blabbed about it to Playboy is (allegedly) a creep. Pikachu meme face.

The accusations were detailed in an L.A. Times exposé about the Hollywood members-only Goth club Cloak & Dagger. Ten women, including four former staffers, accused Adam Bravin and Michael Patterson, co-founders of the now-closed club, of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct committed by members like Thomas Middleditch.

Hannah Harding says that in October 2019, Thomas approached her on the dance floor. She was 21, he would have been 37. She told the Times he made “lewd sexual overtures” towards her. And after she turned him down, he allegedly “kept pursuing her, groping her in front of her friends and several employees,” including the club’s operations manager Kate Morgan. Kate told her bosses to kick him out and ban him, but they “dismissed it.”

Hannah says she saw Thomas grope another woman after she complained. The club’s owner reached out to her the next week, and insinuated she was wrong:

“Adam called me ‘to make sure and get a second opinion on him’ because they didn’t trust my story in the first place. They cared more about famous people at their club than women’s safety,” Harding said.

Hannah also has Instagram DMs from Thomas that read:

“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 rep for Thomas declined to comment.

The rest of the LA Times piece is about all the other fuckery that went down at the Cloak & Dagger and how the founders gaslit their employees and made them complicit in covering up shady shit. The article mentions that occasionally creeps were permanently banned (like Max Landis, son of John Landis/he of multiple abuse accusations), but generally their whole “boundary-pushing” BDSM “code of silence” helped protect members accused of harming women.

A couple of years ago, actress Alice Wetterlund claimed that working on Silicon Valley was a nightmare. She said “everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set enabled” T.J. Miller’s asshole/creepy/egotistical behavior and were “complicit in his unprofessionalism”. After the Thomas-Middleditch-is-gross news broke yesterday, she tweeted:

She also commented on this tweet that claimed Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani and Martin Starr were the only good guys left:

Alice commented by saying “give me time” and then added a picture of her and co-star Jimmy O. Yang:

In the replies, Alice said that she loves Jimmy so much. As for Kumail and Martin, she answered, “Starr who?” when someone asked if Martin Starr is also an asshole. And she added that Kumail was“the absolute worst” (in a tweet from a couple of months ago she also described him as “pretty much the worst person I have ever worked with”), and said that Zach Woods wasn’t so great either.

Because of my experience with straight male comedians, I buy everything Alice is selling. And I hope she has a long, varied career where she works with every single A-lister in Hollywood. And then she starts a gossip blog where she outs all the assholes. Oo! She can call it Go Ask Alice. I’m a touch psychic (Pisces), so all of this is a real possibility.


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