Following allegations that actor and comedian Chris d’elia has attempted to solicit nude photos of minors online, a Workaholics episode featuring him as a pedophile trying to teach children through the internet has been pulled from the broadcast. Workaholics’ the first season, episode eight “To Friend a Predator”, which aired on May 25, 2011, has now disappeared from Hulu and Comedy Central. While the episode is still listed on Amazon Prime, it is not available to watch, although the summary continues: “When the guy tries To Catch a child Predator” a local child molester, he turns out to be the coolest guy they ever met.”
Comedy Central confirmed on Sunday that it allows you to remove the episode from its platforms. According to Variety, Elia 2013 special The White Men. Black Comic is also available through the Comedy Central either. Several women came forward on Twitter last week to accuse him of Elia, to attempt to prepare when they were minors, allegedly sending sexual messages and attempt to solicit nude. The actor refused their requests.
“I know that I have said and done things that may have offended people in the course of my career, but I have never knowingly pursued a minor in women at any point,” d’elia said in a statement to TMZ. “All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I’ve never met or exchanged inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me. That being said, I’m really really sorry. I was a dumb guy who has ABSOLUTELY let me catch up in my life style. It is MY fault. I have to admit. I’ve been thinking about this for some time now, and I promise that I will continue to do better.” Last year, Elia has played in the second season of Netflix’s You as the popular comedian who sexually assaults teenage girls.