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Netflix Star Accused of Pursuing Underage Women

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Chris D'Elia (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 18 June 2020 12:34 PM

Comedian Chris D'Elia has been accused of pursuing underage women and of committing sexual harassment but the 40-year-old insists the stories are not true.

"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 told TMZ in a statement Wednesday.

The wave of allegations broke after one woman spoke out against him on social media on Tuesday.

"I still can’t believe netflix cast chris d’elia as the pedophile in season to of 'you' like the literal IRONY," she wrote in a tweet that also featured screenshots of emails between herself and the stand-up comic that were sent in 2014.

"Imagine being 16 and being groomed by a stand up comedian twice ur age and the only reason you never met up and never got physically m*lested was because u had just gotten a boyfriend ur own age," she wrote.

"For the longest time i thought it was embarrassing for ME that i was interacting with this older man but he was the one who DM’d me on twitter and was the one who was twice my age and was the one that used the power imbalance between us to his advantage so f*** chris d’elia," the woman continued, adding: "I am also definitely not the only underage girl he did this too. just an FYI."

It was not long before other accusers spoke out against D'Elia on social media. One Twitter user alleged that D’Elia attempted to fly an 18-year-old girl from Canada to LA to "hookup," then tried to blackmail her with nude photos after she refused, Fox News reported.

Other stories were shared on the page of @SheRatesDogs, an account dedicated to revealing incidents of harassment and assault on women.

One follower recalled how D'Elia allegedly kept asking one of her high school friends to "cuddle" while another revealed that he used to snapchat her high school friend and also invited her to his hotel room when she was 20.

In his statement to TMZ, D'Elia said all his relationships had been both "legal and consensual" and insisted that he did not meet with or exchange inappropriate photos "with the people who have tweeted about me."

He went on to apologize for being "a dumb guy" who got caught up in his 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," he said.

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Comedian Chris D'Elia has been accused of pursuing underage women and of committing sexual harassment but the 40-year-old insists the stories are not true.
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