Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia has spoken out in reaction to the claims circulating on the internet this 7 days that he sexually harassed underage ladies, insisting that “all of my relationships have been both equally lawful and consensual” and that he “never knowingly pursued any underage women of all ages at any point.”
D’Elia, who starred as the two a comedian and pedophile in the second time of the Netflix demonstrate “You,” was called out on Twitter on Tuesday when a woman named Simone Rossi tweeted in reference to his character on the show. Rossi termed D’Elia’s casting “literal irony.”
i nonetheless just can’t consider netflix forged chris d’elia as the pedophile in time to of “you” like the literal IRONY
— simoné (@girlpowertbh) June 16, 2020
Rossi then tweeted screenshots from 2014 that she promises are concerning her and D’Elia from when she was 16 decades outdated.
consider getting 16 and staying groomed by a stand up comic twice ur age and the only explanation you never achieved up and never obtained bodily m*lested was simply because u had just gotten a boyfriend ur have age pic.twitter.com/xq7XDrat8i
— simoné (@girlpowertbh) June 16, 2020
Rossi proceeds in later tweets, composing that she beforehand “thought it was uncomfortable for ME that i was interacting with this older male.”
“But he was the one who DM’d me on twitter and was the 1 who was 2 times my age and was the a single that applied the electrical power imbalance concerning us to his benefit so f*ck chris d’elia,” she wrote.
Of these allegations, D’Elia advised TMZ: “I know I have said and accomplished points that could have offended men and women through my occupation, but I have hardly ever knowingly pursued any underage women at any stage.”
“All of my relationships have been both equally legal and consensual and I have under no circumstances met or exchanged any inappropriate pictures with the persons who have tweeted about me,” he explained. “That becoming said, I seriously am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who Definitely permit myself get caught up in my way of life. That’s MY fault. I have it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I assure I will go on to do improved.”
D’Elia’s manager referred to the TMZ assertion when pressed for further comment by HuffPost.
In reaction to Rossi’s initial thread, many others have chimed in to reply or tweet independently to say that they too experienced knowledgeable sexual harassment by D’Elia.
WOWOWOWOWOW so glad im not the only girl who knowledgeable this. I satisfied him in a lodge bar on Halloween and he obtained mad I wouldn’t ditch my mates for him. I went to LA and texted him and he instructed me I was a bitch bc I would not go upstairs and slumber with him
— tara fay (@tarafayy) June 17, 2020
He would concept me way too, for several years. Initial time he did was in 2014 when I was 18, a senior in Significant College. Creep. Rapid ahead to 2016 & I’m living in LA and he’s definitely attempting to chill with me now. Requested to decide on me up, gave him my address, but flaked 🙂 he was angry
— ♥ 𝕜𝕖𝕝𝕝𝕪 𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕟𝕫𝕖𝕟 ♥ (@kelly_granzen) June 17, 2020
despite the fact that i have been publicly expressing it for several years, FUCK Chris D’elia. he solicited nudes off of me when i was 17 years outdated and continually messaged me anytime he was touring vancouver and questioned me to occur backstage to his exhibits.
— goblin (@michaelacoletta) June 17, 2020
Alright y’all, I went back again to my 2011 Facebook messenger and uncovered the DMs from Chris D’Elia staying creepy and persistent to me when I was 17 (extra in thread) pic.twitter.com/mGr0IikcJT
— Abby Grills (@AGrillz) June 17, 2020
Common Twitter person @SheRatesDogs started putting up accusations in opposition to D’Elia on Tuesday evening just after females despatched their stories in immediate messages to the account in an effort and hard work to talk out and stay anonymous.