Comedian and actor, Aziz Ansari has responded to an accusation of sexual assault by saying that he had believed to be the meeting, by mutual agreement, “the”.
Babe magazine published a detailed report over the weekend from a 23-year-old woman said she felt “victim” to a date with Ansari.
She said she had a long time to confirm “this as a sexual assault”.
Ansari has said that he “took her words to heart.”
The article, published in Babe contained long alleged details of the couple, the date of the end of last year.
The wife, claiming under the pseudonym of Grace, that when you get back to Ansari’s apartment, after dinner, he repeatedly attempts to initiate sexual activity.
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She says he ignores or does not notice their signals, they do not want to have sex with him, and after a few interactions, which left her feeling “very uncomfortable”, she left in a taxi in tears.
You said that you wrote a text message later to tell him that he had ignored “clear non-verbal cues”, and that he had responded at the time by saying: “Clearly, I have misunderstood things in the moment, and I’m really sorry.”‘Surprised and concerned”
In a statement through a representative, Ansari confirmed that they went on a date and ended up “engaging in sexual activity, which was by all indications in the case of mutual consent”.
He said that the woman later told him in your text, “to think, she felt uncomfortable”.
“It was true, everything seemed to be okay for me, so when I heard that it was the case for you, I was surprised and confused,” he said.
“I took your words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.”
Ansari, 34, is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his series, Master of None.
Much of his comedy and TV work has focused on the relations, gender issues and the rights of women, and he was available a vocal advocate of Me, To the movement against sexual assault and inappropriate sexual behavior in the entertainment industry.
In his statement, he said: “I will continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”