A West Hollywood comedian with a national reputation was found not guilty today of criminal sexual assault and sexual conduct charges filed against him in Minnesota.
Adam S. Richmond, 39, of West Hollywood, Calif., was arrested in July at a hotel room in Bloomington, Minn., after a waitress who had invited him to her home told police he had grabbed at her and then pinned her against her stove. She then kneed him in the groin and ran outside. She said Richmond chased her and then eventually left in a taxi.
The waitress met Richmond at the House of Comedy at the Mall of America, where he was performing. Richmond has appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and done many standup appearances across the nation.
The arresting officers said Richmond told them “maybe I was a little aggressive.” Their complaint said his blood alcohol content was measured at 0.17 percent, just over twice the level at which one is determined to be under the influence of alcohol.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Richmond asked for a trial at which the decision would be rendered by the judge without a jury.