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    Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegations

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    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.

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    The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer in an interview with, 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 story. The AP & YC do not identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault.

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