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14 Jan 2018

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari accused of sexual assault

Sexual misconduct allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari

Adding to the growing list of Hollywood men accused of sexual abuse, Aziz Ansari has now been hit with sexual misconduct allegations.

The Master of None actor, who recently won a Golden Globe, has been accused by a 23-year-old photographer of sexual assault.

The woman went on to explain how her date with Ansari "turned out to be the worst night of her life."

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Sexual misconduct allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari bio

Aziz Ansari is an Indian-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and director who is famous for his Netflix original comedy series "Master of None." The critically acclaimed series has won 3 Emmys and a Golden Globe award.

First person account

What happened?

First person account

Recounting her experience, the 23-year-old Brooklyn photographer, referred to as Grace for anonymity, said that she met Ansari at the 2017 Emmys.

In a very graphic account, Grace explained her nightmarish date with the actor where the two went to dinner in Manhattan and returned to his apartment. She alleged Ansari of coercing her to perform oral sex on him, among other things.

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Ansari apologizes

Text conversation the next day

Grace presented the text messages between her and Ansari the next day where he asked how the date was for her.

She responded saying that he ignored clear non-verbal clues and kept going with advances. "I want to makes sure you're aware so may be the next girl doesn't have to cry on the ride home." Ansari apologized for "misreading things."

Ansari at Golden Globes

Interestingly, Ansari sported the Time's Up pin in solidarity with the victims of sexual assault and also lent his support during his Golden Globe speech.

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