Aziz Ansari Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Aziz Ansari Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Master of None star Aziz Ansari has been accused of engaging in an uncomfortable sexual encounter that made the woman involved "feel violated." Ansari says he thought the activity was consensual, but the woman says she was "physically giving off cues [she] wasn't interest."

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Aziz Ansari has responded to a claim of sexual misconduct by an anonymous woman in a story posted on

The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer based in Brooklyn, said her path crossed with the Master of None star and co-creator in September at the 2017 Emmy Awards, where she gave him her number at his request (he won an Emmy that night for best comedy series writing, an honor he'd also received a year earlier). After a week of texting, he asked her out on a date that ended with her in tears and feeling "violated," which she told him the next day.

Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he "took her words to heart" at the time and reached out to her privately "after taking the time to process what she had said. He added that he continues to support anti-sexual assault and harassment movements like #MeToo and Time's Up.

In the Babe story, the woman said she met Ansari at his Manhattan apartment and then they went to an oyster bar. Afterward, they walked back to his apartment, where she complimented his countertops, made out of marble.

"He said something along the lines of, 'How about you hop up and take a seat?'" He then began kissing her, she claimed, and "in a second, his hand was on my breast." He began undressing her and then himself, she alleges, and then he said he was going to get a condom. "I said something like, 'Whoa, let's relax for a sec, let's chill.'"

Get the rest of the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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