Chris D’Elia speaks for the first time since a number of social media users have made allegations of sexual harassment against the comedian, accusing Elia of being denied.
“I know I have said and done things that could have offended people in my career, but I have never knowingly prosecuted any underage woman,” D’Elia, 40, told TMZ in a statement. release Wednesday.
“All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never encountered or exchanged inappropriate photos with people who have tweeted about me,” he said.
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The stand-up comic added, “Having said that, I’m really really sorry. I was a stupid guy who ABSOLUTELY got caught up in my lifestyle. It’s my fault. I have it. I have been thinking about this for a while now and I promise that I will continue to do better. ”
The comedian started spreading user warmth on Twitter after a woman approached with allegations Tuesday that she could not imagine D’Elia being thrown “as a pedophile” in the Netflix series “You”.
The woman also shared a multitude of alleged screenshots of emails she claims to have exchanged with the actor in 2014 and 2016, initially at the age of 16.
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“Imagine being 16 years old and being looked after by a comedian standing twice ur [sic] age and the only reason you never met and was never physically weighed down because you [sic] had just received a ur buddy [sic] her age, “she said.
“For a very long time, I thought it was embarrassing for ME to interact with this older man, but he is the one who DM [direct messaged] me on Twitter and he was the one who was twice my age and used the power imbalance between us to his advantage, so – Chris D’Elia, “said the woman again.
It was a snowball effect for D’Elia, as more and more social media users began to manifest themselves overnight. Shortly after, the interpreter for “Whitney” was a hot topic on Twitter and the social media account @SheRatesDogs began to share allegations on D’Elia submitted by other accusers.
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A additional allegation claimed that the “Undateable” alum “exposed herself to the woman who came to help” repair the air conditioner in her Cleveland hotel room in early 2018 and “then tried to get her back into the room “
Another alleged that D’Elia “tried to rob a girl … from Canada to LA to stay with him and get hooked up” and then allegedly used the 18-year-old’s naked photos as “blackmail” … When she says she didn’t [sic] want to go. ”
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D’Elia has not been charged criminally or civilly, according to People magazine.
Season 2 of “You” premiered in December 2019. The second season saw the character of D’Elia killed and Fox News has confirmed that D’Elia will not appear in Season 3.
Netflix declined to comment when contacted by Fox News. A representative for D’Elia did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.