‘Game of Thrones’ alum Joseph Gatt was arrested earlier this month after allegedly having “sexually explicit communication online with a minor across state lines.”
The Los Angeles Police Department issued a search warrant at Gatt’s Los Angeles home on April 6 and subsequently arrested the 50-year-old “Banshee” actor, according to an LAPD press release.
Gatt, 50, was taken into custody and has an outstanding arrest warrant for contact with a minor for a sexual offence.
The LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is investigating the case, said it was an “ongoing investigation” and encouraged anyone with information more to contact the police.
The “Thor” actor was released on $5,000 bail, TMZ reports.
Gatt denied the charges in a Twitter post on Wednesday, writing, “Obviously I want to respond to the absolutely horrifying and completely false allegations recently leveled against me.”
He continued: “They are 100% categorically wrong and reckless. I have confirmed the errors and misleading information in today’s press release. I am fully cooperating with the police and the LAPD to get to the bottom of this. I can’t wait to clear my good name.
“Thank you to all my friends and supporters who know this is wrong and understand that for legal reasons I cannot comment further on social media,” he added.
The actor, who portrayed Thenn Warg on the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” recently appeared in the supernatural horror thriller “Titanic 666,” which dropped on Tubi earlier this month.
Representatives for Gatt did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
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