‘Dukes of Hazzard' Star Tom Wopat Pleads Not Guilty to Assaulting Teen

A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" has pleaded not guilty to charges that he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Massachusetts.

Tom Wopat was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment Friday in Waltham District Court.

A police report says Wopat allegedly hit the girl's buttocks with his script, saying "nice butt," while they were rehearsing for the musical "42nd Street" at the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham in July.

Wopat pleaded not guilty in August to grabbing the buttocks of an adult woman in the same musical.

He issued a statement shortly after his arrest saying he'd be taking time to address his ongoing struggle with substance abuse. He expressed "his deepest regrets" to friends, family and fans for the "unfortunate events'' but denied any wrongdoing.

His attorney says the actor will be vindicated in court. His lawyer says the case will show Wopat has been the "subject of an overzealous investigation."

The 66-year-old actor played Luke Duke on the popular 1980s television show.

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