Aziz Ansari Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual misconduct.
In a new piece published on Babe, the woman -- identified only by the pseudonym “Grace” -- said she went on a date with Ansari last year when she was 22. After getting together and heading into his nearby apartment in Tribeca, she claimed he almost immediately began kissing, fondling, and undressing her.
When he paused to grab a condom, Grace said she explicitly voiced her hesitation. “I said something like, ‘Woah, let’s relax for a sec, let’s chill,'” she said. Ansari disregarded this request, she said, proceeding to perform oral sex on her and then asking her to do the same for him.
Grace said she used “verbal and non-verbal cues to indicate how uncomfortable and distressed she was.”
“Most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points,” she told Babe. “I stopped moving my lips and turned cold.” She said she eventually managed to get an Uber home and left his apartment in tears.
The next day, Grace said she texted Ansari to be express her discomfort with the situation. “Last night might have been fun for you, [but] it wasn’t for me,” she wrote, according to screenshots provided to Babe. “You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances…I want to make sure you’re aware so maybe the next girl doesn’t have to cry on the ride home.” Ansari reportedly replied, “I’m so sad to hear this. Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.”
Grace said she decided to come forward after seeing Ansari wear a “Time’s Up” pin at the Golden Globes last week, where he won the award for Best Actor.
So far, Ansari and his representatives have yet to release a statement regarding the incident.
This article originally appeared on Spin.