Comedian/actor Chris D'Elia has denied the accusations of grooming, harassing, and soliciting nudes from minors that were posted online by multiple women. He told TMZ, "I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point."
He then added, "All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me. That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better."
D'Elia -- who has three Netflix specials, hosts the Congratulations podcast, and recently starred in season 2 of Netflix's You as a comedian who sexually abuses teenage girls -- was first accused by a woman named Simone Rossi of sexually harassing her over the internet when she was 16 and he was 34, and after Rossi posted her accusation, several other women came forth with similar stories. Several high-profile comedians later posted tweets implying that they too had heard similar stories. You can read more here.
Netflix has not yet publicly responded to the allegations. This story may still be developing.