Woodstock, CT – Yet another Hollywood figure has come under fire for inappropriate touching following new accusations that beloved character-actor Brian Dennehy groped a HoneyBaked ham at Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.

“It was disgusting,” reported Dennehy’s niece Sandy who was preparing her own dinner plate only a few feet away from Dennehy at the time of the alleged assault.”Before he cut off a slice, he placed his entire hand on the rear-end of the ham and gave it like two firm squeezes. I mean we’ve all heard rumors about Uncle Brian, but I really didn’t believe it ’til I saw it for myself. I don’t even know how I’m supposed to feel right now.”

Several family members present at the dinner backed up young Sandy’s account. “Yeah I saw it,” confirmed Dennehy’s younger brother David. “I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve been making excuses for my brother’s behavior for years. That was wrong and I’m through with it. Next time I see Brian, I’m gonna look him in the eye and tell him that this is NOT okay. I mean other people are gonna eat that ham for Christ’s sake. Who does he think he is, getting his germs all over it?”

Dennehy quickly issued a public apology in which he expressed remorse for the incident but emphasized that he has never touched a ham without first asking its permission.