In an unfortunate coincidence, Elia, invited to star in the eight episode of Season 1 of “workaholics” is a Comedy Central sitcom that aired from 2011 to 2017, starring Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm. The episode is entitled, “the Friend a Predator” and originally aired on May 25, 2011. Its official description reads, “A local child molester attracts the guys ‘ attention, but not, as it turns out, for the reason that they were waiting for.”
In “a Friend of mine, a Predator”, the group of friends tries to expose a predator played by Elia, but eventually befriend him instead. The show is currently streaming on various platforms, including Hulu, where the episode is past, and Amazon Prime, where a message on the screen indicates that the episode is “unavailable”. Comedy Central has confirmed to Variety that they have erased the episode.
Elia, has denied the allegations in a statement to TMZ, saying: “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 time. 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.”
Elia, most recently played in a guest role on Netflix’s hit stalker show “YOU” with Penn Badgley. Elia has played an actor who abuses teenage girls.
Hulu, Amazon, and Comedy Central did not immediately respond to The Post to a request for comment.