Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tracey Ullman Choreographer, and Tracey Ullman Show Alum, Joe Malone, Arrested

Joe, also did the choreography for "State of the Union". This happened back in March.

Dance Teacher Allegedly Assaulted Female Students
VAN NUYS, Calif. A co-owner of the Van Nuys Performing Arts Center was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting several female students at his facility, police said Friday.

Joseph Sheck, 54, was arrested at 6 p.m. Wednesday at his Granada Hills home, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

"Sheck ... allegedly sexually assaulted several young adult female students at his art center," police said in the statement. "According to detectives, Sheck intimidated and threatened to 'black ball' the students from talent agencies if they refused his sexual advances."

Sheck, also known as Joey Malone, was booked for felony sexual assault, according to LAPD Officer April Harding.

Bail was set at $225,000, and Sheck, who also teaches at the center, was released Thursday morning.

He is scheduled to appear at Van Nuys Municipal Court on March 27, according to the sheriff's department.

Police urged possible other victims to contact the Van Nuys Area Sexual Assault Unit, (818) 374-0093, or the 24-hour toll-free number (877) LAWFULL.

CBS News video here.
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