Chris D’Elia is talking out for the primary time since plenty of social media customers have come ahead with allegations of sexual harassment towards the comic, accusations D’Elia has denied.
“I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point,” D’Elia, 40, told TMZ in an announcement Wednesday.
“All of my relationships have been each authorized and consensual and I’ve by no means met or exchanged any inappropriate photographs with the individuals who have tweeted about me,” he mentioned.
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The stand-up comedian added: “That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better.”
The comic started fielding warmth from customers on Twitter after one lady came forward with allegations on Tuesday that she couldn’t fathom D’Elia being solid “because the pedophile” in Netflix’s series “You.”
The girl additionally shared a bevy of alleged screenshots of emails she claims to have exchanged with the actor in 2014 and 2016, initially when she was simply 16.
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“Imagine being 16 and being groomed by a stand-up comedian twice ur [sic] age and the only reason you never met up and never got physically m*lested was because u [sic] had just gotten a boyfriend ur [sic] own age,” she alleged.
“For the longest time I assumed it was embarrassing for ME that I used to be interacting with this older man however he was the one who DM’d [direct messaged] me on twitter and was the one who was twice my age and was the one which used the ability imbalance between us to his benefit so f— Chris D’Elia,” the lady additional alleged.
It was a snowball impact for D’Elia, as extra social media customers started coming ahead because the night time continued. Quickly after, the “Whitney” performer was a trending subject on Twitter and the social media account @SheRatesDogs started sharing allegations about D’Elia submitted by different accusers.
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An additional allegation claimed that the “Undateable” alum “exposed himself to the woman who went to help” repair the air conditioner in his Cleveland lodge room in early 2018 and “then tried to get her to come back to the room.”
One other particular person alleged that D’Elia “tried to fly a girl … from Canada to LA to stay with him and hookup,” after which allegedly proceeded to make use of the 18-year-old’s nude photographs as “blackmail … when she said she didnt [sic] want to go.”
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D’Elia has not been criminally or civilly charged, in line with People magazine.
Season 2 of “You” premiered in December 2019. The second season noticed D’Elia’s character killed off and Fox Information has confirmed that D’Elia won’t seem in Season 3.
Netflix declined to remark when reached by Fox Information. A rep for D’Elia didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.