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“Game of Thrones” actor Joseph Gatt vehemently denied allegations he engaged in “online sexually explicit communication” with a minor, calling the claims by Los Angeles Police Department detectives “horrifying.”
“I obviously want to address the absolutely horrifying and completely untrue allegations recently leveled against me. They are 100% categorically wrong and reckless,” Gatt wrote in a statement posted to Twitter Wednesday. “I have confirmed errors and misleading information in today’s press release. I am fully cooperating with police and LAPD to get to the bottom of this. I look forward to clearing my good name.
“Thank you to all of my friends and supporters who know that this is untrue and understand for legal reasons I cannot comment further on social media.”
The LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began investigating Gatt after reportedly receiving a tip.
The “Dumbo” actor was arrested last week and was taken into custody April 6, inmate information obtained by Fox News Digital revealed.
Authorities executed a search warrant at Gatt’s home in Los Angeles before he was arrested.
Gatt also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest stemming from a similar incident involving a minor victim, police relayed to Fox News Digital. He was arrested for contact with a minor for a sexual offense.
Police are now “seeking to identify any additional victims” following Gatt’s arrest.