Thomas Middleditch has found himself facing accusations of sexual misconduct stemming from his time at an exclusive Los Angeles nightclub in 2019.
The actor, who starred in the HBO series Silicon Valley, was named as part of a report from the Los Angeles Times that detailed claims from nearly 10 woman alleging that the Cloak & Dagger’s founders Adam Bravin and Michael Patterson turned a blind eye to misconduct among its members.
In the scathing report, Hannah Harding claims that on October 22, 2019, Middleditch made “lewd sexual overtures” toward her and a girlfriend and that they rejected his advances.
“She turned him down, but he kept pursuing her, groping her in front of her friends and several employees, including the club’s operations manager, Kate Morgan,” the report goes on to say.
According NME, Morgan claims that she told her bosses and asked them to kick Middleditch out and ban him, but they did not take the situation seriously.
“I felt like they dismissed it,” she said. “I told Adam that he needed to listen, that this was not OK.”
Harding also alleges that after she complained, she saw the actor grope another woman in the club, and claimed that Bravin reached out a week later only to tell her that she must have been mistaken about the incident.
“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,” she added.
Harding provided the Los Angeles Times a direct message Instagram allegedly sent by Middleditch, who is yet to comment on the claims, to back up her story.
“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,” he wrote.
Cloak & Dagger, which has since closed, was once known for being a gothic Hollywood haven for underground DJs, celebs, rockers and adventurous partygoers. It was a members-only establishment in which photos were reportedly banned and guests were said to be sworn to silence about what happened inside.
Patterson has since responded in a statement: “As far as I am aware, they reported every incident to us, and to my knowledge, we dealt with every single issue brought to our attention.”
“Our goal from day one was to create the safest space possible,” Bravin added.