Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault accusations

Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault accusations

Comedian Aziz Ansari who became the first Indian/American to win a Golden Globes has responded after a young woman claimed anonymously that a date in

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Comedian Aziz Ansari who became the first Indian/American to win a Golden Globes has responded after a young woman claimed anonymously that a date in New York City last year turned into a very uncomfortable situation for her. The woman said, that Ansari couldn’t take no for an answer when he took her back to his luxury Tribeca apartment and aggressively tried to have sex with her, ignoring her verbal and non-verbal cues to indicate her discomfort. The 23-year-old Brooklyn photographer said she escaped the apartment in an Uber in tears and expressed her displeasure to him in a text message the following day.

To this Aziz Ansari has responded, “In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual. The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed okay,’ upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said. I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue,” Ansari said in a written statement.

The accuser said she wanted to speak up after the star wore a #Time’sUp pin at the Golden Globes ceremony. She told her story in graphic details. She said she met Ansari, 34, at a post-Emmy Awards party in September. On the date a week later, she said that within minutes of returning to Ansari’s apartment after going out to eat, the comedian began kissing, fondling and undressing her and then said he was going to get a condom.
“I said something like, ‘Whoa, let’s relax for a sec, let’s chill,’”.

According to, the news outlet the woman told her story to, the accuser says that when Ansari returned he resumed kissing her, briefly performed oral sex on her, and asked her to do the same thing to him. She did, but not for long.
“It was really quick,” she said. “Everything was pretty much touched and done within 10 minutes of hooking up, except for actual sex.”

The woman said that the Golden Globes rekindled the memory of her date with Ansari.
“It was actually painful to watch him win and accept an award,” she said. “And absolutely cringeworthy that he was wearing the #Time’sUp pin. I think that started a new fire, and it kind of made it more real. I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz. I was not listened to and ignored. It was by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had.”

Aziz Ansari is best known for his role as Tom Haverford on ‘Parks and Recreation’ and as the creator and star of Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV comedy or musical.