Aziz Ansari accused of sexual misconduct, denies allegations

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 06:17 AM(IST)

Aziz has not responded to the allegations. Photograph:( Others )

A New York-based photographer has accused Hollywood actor Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct after they went on a date last year, reports said. 

The 23-year-old women claimed that it was a "violating night and a painful one" after the Master of None actor continuously pressured her into having sex. 

She further stated that the actor ignored her verbal and non-verbal hints and was in hurry all through dinner to get her someplace else. 

In a long post on the website Babe, the photographer recounts the disastrous date she went on with the comedian. Titled 'I went on a date with Aziz Ansari. It turned into the worst night of my life' the post states that how Ansari took the woman out in New York earlier this year and then he rushed her out of the restaurant after they had finished their meal and took her back to his New York apartment.

The woman then recalls that the comedian coerced her into sexual acts which she was not comfortable with. "I said something like, ‘Whoa, let’s relax for a sec, let’s chill,’” she says in the article.

The woman stated that how she repeatedly tried to move away from Ansari. "Most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points," she said. "I stopped moving my lips and turned cold.”

After excusing herself to go to the bathroom, she returned and told him that she “didn’t want to feel forced”. However, he resumed his persistence after they began to watch TV.

The woman eventually left his apartment and cried on her way back home and told her friends over the phone how Ansari had behaved.

The photographer released a text conversation between the two after their date. 

Ansari had allegedly sent her a text about their date from the night before which read "Hey it was fun meeting you last night. I just dropped my roll of film today. Fingers crossed for some solid shots!"

The woman responded: 'Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me. You ignored clear non-verbal clues; 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 allegedly replied: 'I'm so sad to hear this. Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I'm truly sorry.'

Aziz has since denied the allegations saying that the encounter was completely consensual 'by all indications' he had at the time and that he "took her words to hear."

He recently won a Golden Globe for his performance in Master of None making him the first Asian male to ever win a Golden Globe in Comedy.  Ansari was one of many male celebrities who joined in the TIme's Up movement which seeks to provide legal support for women who have suffered sexual abuse or harassment and even wore their pin at the Golden Globes last week. 

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