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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Joseph Gatt arrested, accused of sexually explicit communication with minor

Gatt said the allegations are “absolutely horrifying and completely untrue.”
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Actor Joseph Gatt at a "Star Trek" convention in Las Vegas in August 2015.Gabe Ginsberg / FilmMagic file
/ Source: TODAY

Actor Joseph Gatt, who appeared in episodes of “Game of Thrones,” was arrested this month and accused of having had "sexually explicit communication" with a minor online, Los Angeles police said. 

Police said in a news release Tuesday that the juvenile division of the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served Gatt, 50, with a residential search warrant at his home early April 6. 

Detectives arrested Gatt on an outstanding felony warrant, police said.

The release said police received information that Gatt, an English actor who lives in Los Angeles, was reported to have been engaging in “online sexually explicit communication with a minor across state lines.” 

Police are looking to identify any possible additional victims, and that asked anyone with more information to contact law enforcement.

Gatt was released on $5,000 bail after a few hours, according to his booking report.

Gatt posted a statement on his Twitter account afterward.

“I obviously want to address the absolutely horrifying and completely untrue allegations recently leveled against me,” the statement said. “They are 100% categorically wrong and reckless. I have confirmed errors and misleading information in today’s press release. I am fully cooperating with police and LAPD to get to the bottom of this. I look forward to clearing my good name.”

He thanked his friends and supporters and added that “for legal reasons I cannot comment further on social media.” 

Gatt’s acting credits include a three-episode stint on “Game of Thrones” as Thenn Warg. He also recently appeared in “Dumbo” and “NCIS: New Orleans.” Gatt has a role in the coming DC film “Black Adam.” 

Gatt’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.