Joseph Gatt, the actor of "Game of Thrones" and "Thor," appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday on charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.
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Gatt, 51, who played Thenn Warg in HBO's hit series in several episodes of season four, was arrested in April 2022 following reports of inappropriate sexual correspondence with a minor. After a search of his Los Angeles home by officers from the Youth Division of the Child Cybercrimes Unit, he was charged with having inappropriate conversations with a minor for sexual purposes and an additional charge of possession of a weapon.
Joseph Gatt, Photo: YouTube
Gett pleaded guilty to the charges, was released on $5,000 bail and banned from spending time with unsupervised minors, as well as possessing pornographic content and using social media for non-work purposes. A week after his arrest, Gett, who has lived in the United States for 18 years, expressed outrage at his arrest and angrily denied the charges against him in a tweet he shared on Twitter.
"I would like to address the shocking and false allegations recently made against me," he wrote angrily at the time. "They are wrong and irresponsible. I am fully cooperating with the police officers to get to the bottom of this case. I look forward to clearing my name, and thank all my friends and acquaintances who know that these are untrue allegations and understand that I am currently prevented from elaborating beyond due to legal circumstances."
Gett's girlfriend, actress and writer Marcy Malik, who accompanied him to Wednesday's hearing, also tweeted her support, calling the allegations an "insane transition." "Thank you to everyone who supports me and Joe. Anyone who knows us knows that the accusations against him are insane."
Joseph Gatt in Game of Thrones, photo: YouTube
The next hearing in the case against Gett will take place in December, after the prosecutor in the case informed the court that more evidence was needed to move the case forward.
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