Joseph Gatt, a Maltese born actor who is best known for his role in the popular series Game of Thrones, has been arrested in Los Angeles for sexual and inappropriate communication with a minor.
Gatt was raised in London but spent summer holidays with family in Malta, before going on to reside in Los Angeles, California. According the the LA police department, the 50-year-old was arrested on April 6th on suspicion of having been engaged in online sexually explicit communication with a minor.
The Juvenile Division of the police department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force carried out a residential search warrant at Gatt’s home near Beverly Hills.
He was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for ‘contact with a minor for sexual offence.’ He was reportedly released on a $5,000 bail the same day.
The actor has appeared as Thenn Warg in Game of Thrones, as well as Star Trek into Darkness as well as the 2019 adaptation of Dumbo. Gatt took to Twitter to defend himself against the accusations, saying that they are 100% wrong and reckless. He revealed that he is fully cooperating with police and LAPD to clear his good name as he confirmed errors and misleading information.
— Joseph Gatt (@MeetJoeGatt) April 13, 2022