Eight months after Chris D’Elia was charged with sexual harassment, including underage girls, the comedian revealed he had long had an unhealthy obsession with sex. “I have a problem,” he said.
On Friday evening the they star shared a video on his personal YouTube page about allegations of sexual misconduct that surfaced by five different women in June. A woman named Simoné Rossi was the first to tweet in disbelief that D’Elia played a “pedophile” character on the Netflix series that she called “the literal irony.” Rossi shared screenshots of conversations that she said took place between her and D’Elia when she was 16 years old. She claimed the comedian “groomed” her and asked for nude photos. Rossi also said that she “never physically [molested]”from D’Elia.
From there, other women accused D’Elia of harassment and sexual assault. In June D’Elia told the story TMZ“I know I’ve said and done things that may have offended people during my career, but at no point have I knowingly persecuted underage women.” He added that his relationships were “both legal and consensual,” and he denied contacting women who tweeted about him. “Other than that, I’m really, really sorry. I was a stupid guy who got totally caught up in my lifestyle. It’s my fault. I own it. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I promise I will keep it going.” do better. “
The following month, Netflix discontinued an unscripted comedy series starring D’Elia and comedian Bryan Callen (who was later charged with rape, which he denied).
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On Friday, D’Elia said in his video: “First of all, I know what about all the things that have been said and the emails that have been published there and what the media has been trying to say, and me knows it looks bad. ” D’Elia also reiterated his claims that all of his relationships were consensual and legal.
“What I understood is that for me it was always about sex. My life was – sex controlled my life,” said D’Elia. “It was the focus, it was my focus all along. And I had a problem and I have a problem. It’s not like that, months later everything is better. I have to work on it.”
D’Elia stated that when he became famous for stand-up comedy in his early 30s, he was “lucky” with women and that he was always “straightforward” about his non-commitment. “Through all of this, I realized that sex is only treated like it’s casual and frivolous with people,” he said. “And that’s not the type I want to be … and I’m sorry.”
He revealed that he cheated on most of the women he dated, including his fiancée whom he did not name (D’Elia was married to actress Emily Montague from 2006 to 2010). “And this is my dream girl, this is the girl I want to be with for the rest of my life, and even that wouldn’t stop what I was doing … and that had to happen because I wouldn’t have stopped cheating. .. “D’Elia also said he wanted to be a role model for his son.
D’Elia admitted, “I can’t go back. I can’t fix that part of me.” He was referring to “insecurity” and “loneliness”, feelings that he tried to replace with sex. “It was out of control,” he said. “So this is my chance to apologize to the people involved in this shit and the lies I would tell my fiancée, my friends. And I’m sorry.”
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