Actor, Comedian Aziz Ansari Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegations


Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari is responding to sexual misconduct allegations made against him by a woman he dated briefly last year.

A 23-year-old New York photographer says she had an uncomfortable sexual encounter with Ansari at his apartment after a date.

Ansari issued a statement through his publicist Sunday saying he thought the sexual activity was “by all indications… completely consensual.”

Ansari ended the statement saying “I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”

The woman said she decided to come forward after she saw Ansari wearing a “Time’s Up” pin at the Golden Globe Awards last week, where he won best comedy actor in a TV series.

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