Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.

Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual.

The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer in an interview with Babe.net, says she was furious when she saw Ansari was wearing a “Time’s Up” pin while accepting a Golden Globe on Jan. 7.

She said it brought back memories of him assaulting her after a date in his apartment.

The next day, the woman texted Ansari letting him know that she was upset with his behavior that night.

Ansari says he was surprised and apologized.

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This story has been corrected to remove the name of the woman provided by the Babe.net story. The AP & YC do not identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault.

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  1. Why does the AP and YC not identify people who claim to be victims of sexual assault, but identify the accused? They know to be accused of a sex crime can destroy a person’s life. Since 98% of people accused of sex crimes are men, is this not a policy aimed against men. Over the last 50 years, nobody’s life has been hurt by claiming sexual assault. In fact sex crime accusers get the presumption of truth, money, sympathy and opportunities to become rich and famous.
    This is a grossly and savagely anti-human, misandrist policy. In no other crime is the accuser protected and the accused exposed and assumed guilty in this way. AP and YC should stop hating men and promoting violence against men.
    Aziz Ansari seems like a totally stupid person, presuming people guilty based on accusation alone, however, he also deserves protecting from having his life destroyed by anonymous accusations.

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