According to charging documents, a Salt Lake County detective stated that on December 13 of that year, while working the Organized Crime Unit, he was contacted by Westmoreland through the dating app Grindr. He said the actor allegedly “began conversing with who he believed to be a 13-year-old male and asked if the male would come to his hotel room and engage in sexual activity.” The detective also stated that during the chat, the actor allegedly sent sexually explicit photos.
Amid the fallout, a Disney Channel spokesperson confirmed to E! News that Westmoreland had been fired from its popular sitcom Andi Mack, where he played grandfather Henry “Ham” Mack, saying, “Given the nature of the charges and our responsibility for the welfare of employed minors, we have released him from his recurring role and he will not be returning to work on the series.”
Over his nearly three decade career, Westmoreland also appeared on Gilmore Girls, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Better Call Saul and Scandal.