Chris D’Elia is denying any wrongdoing in mild of accusations that he preyed upon underage women.
“I do know I’ve mentioned and achieved issues which may have offended individuals throughout my profession, however I’ve by no means knowingly pursued any underage women at any level,” D’Elia, 40, advised TMZ on Wednesday.
“All of my relationships have been each authorized and consensual and I’ve by no means met or exchanged any inappropriate photographs with the individuals who have tweeted about me.”
Although the “You” actor maintained there have been no truths to the allegations, he apologized for being “dumb.”
“That being mentioned, I actually am actually sorry. I used to be a dumb man who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my way of life,” his assertion continued. “That’s MY fault. I personal it. I’ve been reflecting on this for a while now and I promise I’ll proceed to do higher.”
The comic got here below hearth when a lady named Simone Rossi got here ahead on Twitter with claims that D’Elia tried “grooming” her when she was simply 16 years previous and he was in his 30s.
“think about being 16 and being groomed by a arise comic twice ur age and the one motive you by no means met up and by no means obtained bodily m*lested was as a result of u had simply gotten a boyfriend ur personal age,” Rossi wrote alongside screenshots of messages allegedly despatched by D’Elia, who as soon as performed a pedophile on “Workaholics.”
In response, different women got here ahead with screenshots of “creepy” conversations with the actor from once they have been youngsters, claiming he’d beg for his or her cellphone numbers.