Aziz Ansari responds to allegation of sexual misconduct
Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual misconduct, claiming the incident was “completely consensual”.
A 23-year-old woman has come forward to claim she was left feeling “violated” after a date with the US actor and comedian.
Posting a detailed account of their evening together on the website babe, the photographer alleged that Ansari repeatedly tried to initiate sexual activity, despite her showing clear signs that she was uncomfortable.
Describing how she eventually left his house, the 23-year-old wrote: “I cried the whole ride home. At that point I felt violated. That last hour was so out of my hand. I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz. I was not listened to and ignored. It was by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had.”
This is the text Grace* sent Aziz Ansari after their date which left her feeling “violated”. She tells Ansari how uncomfortable he made her feel, saying “you ignored clear non-verbal cues” and “kept going with advances.”
— babe (@babedotnet) January 14, 2018
“In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers,” the statement read. “We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.
“The next day, I got a text from her saying that although “it may have seemed okay,” upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned.
“I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.
“I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”