AHS's Dylan McDermott won't face sexual assault charges

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The following article contains allegations of sexual misconduct that some readers may find distressing.

American Horror Story star Dylan McDermott will not face sexual assault allegations.

The Wrap reports that a sexual assault case against McDermott has been rejected by prosecutors, as stated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office on Friday (September 7).

The report goes on to state that a woman accused the actor of sexually assaulting her in 1991. But, given the amount of time that has passed since the allegation, prosecutors declined the case.

The court filing for the case reads: "The allegation is outside the statute of limitations, therefore, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is not warranted and prosecution is declined."

A representative for McDermott said in a statement: "Mr McDermott learned about these allegations last year and trusted that the process would end exactly as it has."

McDermott will be returning for American Horror Story: Apocalypse, where he'll also be reprising his Murder House role.

Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of sexual violence. If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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