A “Workaholics” episode that includes Chris D’Elia as a child molester has been pulled from Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Comedy Central.
D’Elia has lately come beneath fireplace for allegedly sexually harassing underage women. D’Elia denied the allegations in a assertion to TMZ final week.
In “Workaholics,” the actor appeared in an episode of the comedy’s first season, which initially aired in 2011.
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Within the episode, D’Elia performs a child molester who is almost uncovered by the present’s primary characters till he befriends them, letting them tag alongside to an unique occasion. Per Variety, the logline for the episode reads: “A local child molester attracts the guys’ attention, but not, as it turns out, for the reason they expected.”
“Workaholics” is accessible in full on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, sans the episode. It’s gone completely from Hulu whereas on Prime, a message says the episode is “unavailable,” per the outlet.
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A spokesperson from Comedy Central, the present’s authentic residence, confirmed to Fox Information that the episode has been eliminated from the channel’s platforms, and instructed Selection that D’Elia’s “White Male. Black Comic” comedy particular has additionally been eliminated.
Reps for Hulu and Amazon Prime didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
In his assertion to TMZ, D’Elia denied the allegations, telling the outlet: “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,” he stated. “All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me.”
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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.”