Aziz Ansari has been accused by an anonymous woman of pressuring her to perform oral sex on him. Read the new claims here.
An anonymous woman has come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Master of None star Aziz Ansari, 34. HollywoodLife.com has reached out to Aziz’s reps for comment on these claims, but we have not received a response at this time.
While speaking to babe, a 23-year-old Brooklyn-based photographer claims that after meeting the actor at the 2017 Emmy Awards after-party, he asked her for her phone number and promptly set up a date in New York on Sept. 25, 2017. The woman, referred to under the alias “Grace” as a means to protect her identity, says that after getting dinner at an Oyster bar, Aziz and her went back to his TriBeCa apartment on Franklin St. After walking into his kitchen, the woman says she complimented his marble countertops. “He said something along the lines of, ‘How about you hop up and take a seat?’” She then says he began kissing her. “In a second, his hand was on my breast.” He then allegedly undressed them both, and she says she recalls feeling uncomfortable. She claims that he performed oral sex on her and asked for the same. “It was really quick. Everything was pretty much touched and done within ten minutes of hooking up, except for actual sex.”
The anonymous woman says she kept trying to give verbal and non-verbal cues that she wasn’t enjoying the alleged experience. “Most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points,” she said. “I stopped moving my lips and turned cold… I know I was physically giving off cues that I wasn’t interested. I don’t think that was noticed at all, or if it was, it was ignored.”
After allegedly asking her to have sex repeatedly, the woman says she went to the bathroom to collect herself, and once she re-entered the room, Aziz asked if she was ok. “I said I don’t want to feel forced because then I’ll hate you, and I’d rather not hate you,” she said. “He said, ‘Oh, of course, it’s only fun if we’re both having fun.’ The response was technically very sweet and acknowledging the fact that I was very uncomfortable. Verbally, in that moment, he acknowledged that I needed to take it slow. Then he said, ‘Let’s just chill over here on the couch.’”
After going to the couch, the woman alleges Aziz tried to reinitiate oral sex. “He sat back and pointed to his penis and motioned for me to go down on him. And I did. I think I just felt really pressured. It was literally the most unexpected thing I thought would happen at that moment because I told him I was uncomfortable.”
The following evening after the alleged encounter, Aziz sent a text message to the woman. “It was fun meeting you last night,” he allegedly wrote. “Last night might’ve been fun for you, but it wasn’t for me,” the woman responded. “You ignored clear non-verbal clues; you kept going with advances… I want to make sure you’re aware so maybe the next girl doesn’t have to cry on the ride home.” After her response, he wrote back, “I’m so sad to hear this. Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.”
UPDATE 8:30 P.M. — Aziz Ansari has released a statement addressing the allegations: “In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. 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.”
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