Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch has been accused of sexual misconduct at a Hollywood membership in 2019
Thomas Middleditch, greatest identified for his function as Richard Hendricks on HBO’s Silicon Valley, has been accused of sexual misconduct. His story is an element of a bigger LA Times expose a few now-closed Hollywood membership, the place allegations have piled up in opposition to the house owners and unique clientele.
Middleditch’s accuser is Hannah Harding, who was 21 on the time of the alleged incident, in October of 2019. She mentioned she and her girlfriend have been approached by Middleditch on the dance ground of the Cloak and Dagger Club throughout a celebration. She had met him there beforehand, and the employees had beforehand introduced considerations about his habits on the membership to its house owners. Middleditch has additionally been criticized for his earlier dismissal of the #MeToo motion, calling it “scary” for males.
This Thomas Middleditch story from 2018 the place he dismisses victims and worries about male fame as an alternative – speaks volumes. Wouldn’t be shocked if this man has skeletons in his closet…https://t.co/gcy6btdi2r
— Lola Turner (@Lola_______x) March 21, 2021
On that October night time, Harding mentioned Middleditch “made lewd sexual overtures toward her and her girlfriend,” and when she turned him down, he saved pursuing her and groped her in entrance of membership staff. She mentioned she went to the membership’s administration to complain concerning the assault, however that she wasn’t taken significantly.
“I felt like they dismissed it,” she mentioned. “I told Adam [Bravin, the club’s co-owner] that he needed to listen, that this was not OK.”
Harding mentioned after she complained, she witnessed Middleditch groping one other lady on the membership. She later obtained Instagram DMs from him that mentioned, in line with the LA Times, “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.”
Harding mentioned one of many membership’s house owners additionally adopted up together with her every week later in a cellphone name.
“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 mentioned.
The Cloak and Dagger membership closed in January, after not less than 10 girls got here ahead with allegations about sexual misconduct by its house owners and members. Many of the allegations are in opposition to Bravin, the co-owner whom Harding mentioned was so dismissive of her story. Bravin allegedly used his place of energy as an proprietor to flirt with employees members, made his employees members really feel like they may lose their jobs in the event that they didn’t put up along with his advances, and provided promotions in change for intercourse. In an announcement given to the LA Times, Bravin mentioned, “as a result of my unconscionable ignorance to an existing power dynamic between me as part-owner of Cloak & Dagger and the members, I came to understand how my flirtatious communication could have been inappropriate and unacceptable.”
The LA Times has chronicled lots of these allegations, and Middleditch is the one one of many membership’s superstar clientele who has been accused by identify right now, though allegations have been made in opposition to unnamed, “prominent” members of the membership. Middleditch has not commented on the allegations.