Chris D’Elia.
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Months after a number of accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct led to Netflix pulling his upcoming prank present, former costar Whitney Cummings condemning his “sample of predatory conduct,” and Tig Notaro taking on his function in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, comic Chris D’Elia posted a ten-minute video to YouTube on February 19, his first in eight months, as soon as once more denying any claims of criminality made towards him. “First of all, I do know the way it seems to be, with all of the stuff that’s been mentioned, and the emails that have been put on the market, and what the media has been attempting to say,” D’Elia mentioned within the video. “I do know it seems to be unhealthy, and it doesn’t present the complete scope of what occurred. I stand by the truth that all my relationships have been consensual and authorized, and that’s simply it. That’s the reality.”

In a lot of the video, D’Elia focuses on his self-described life-controlling “downside” with intercourse, together with his historical past of being “flippant” about having intercourse with followers whereas in relationships. “Sex managed my life. It was my focus on a regular basis. I had an issue, and I do have an issue,” he mentioned. “It was uncontrolled, so I’ve an opportunity right here to apologize to the folks that acquired caught up in that shit, and the lies that I’d inform my fiancée, my buddies, and I’m sorry.” D’Elia added that he’s been “on this path to restoration for a bunch of months” and that “it’s the toughest factor ever to have to take a look at your self and understand that’s that’s what it’s, and that’s what you’ve achieved, and that’s who you’re.”

Last summer season, the You actor was accused of allegedly soliciting nude photographs from underaged ladies on-line, whereas in September, a number of girls claimed the comic uncovered himself to them. D’Elia denied the allegations on each events, together with his legal professional, Andrew Brettler, noting in September that D’Elia “has by no means engaged in any sexual conduct with any lady with out her consent.”