Joseph Gatt, ‘Game of Thrones actor, arrested for alleged sexually explicit communication with a minor
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, actor Joseph Gatt was detained on April 6 for suspected “contact with a minor for a sexual offense.” He was previously featured in a couple of episodes of “Game of Thrones.”
The juvenile section of the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served Gatt, 50, with a residential search warrant at his house early on April 6, according to a news release posted on the department’s website on Tuesday.
Police had received evidence that the English actor, who lives in Los Angeles, had been participating in “online sexually explicit communication with a juvenile across state lines,” according to the release.
Detectives nabbed Gatt on an outstanding criminal warrant, according to the LAPD.
According to the news release, police are seeking for any further victims and have encouraged anyone with additional information to contact them.
Gatt’s booking report, acquired by TODAY, indicates that he was released on $5,000 bail just hours after being arrested.
Gatt issued a message on his Twitter account on Wednesday upon his release.
“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 then thanked his friends and supporters and added “for legal reasons I cannot comment further on social media.”
Gatt’s previous 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 upcoming DC film “Black Adam.”
TODAY reached out to Gatt’s reps for a comment.