Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia has addressed the allegations against him, months after dozens of women came forward to accuse him of predatory behaviour and sexual misconduct.
Last June, numerous young women came forward saying that Chris D’Elia messaged them for sex and to solicit nude photos, with many saying they were underage at the time.
Two women also accused him of exposing himself to them, in incidents that allegedly took place in 2011 and 2018. He was dropped by his management and had a Netflix show scrapped as a result.
Overnight, he took to YouTube to post a ten-minute video, his first public statement since he denied the allegations last year. He said he hoped his prior denial would “speak for itself.”
“I know its been a really long time since you’ve heard from me,” he said, adding that while he wanted to get straight back into work, he instead decided to “take a long, hard look at myself.”
He went on to say that “sex controlled my life,” adding “I have a problem … I need to do work on that.” Addressing the actual allegations, he said:
“I do know how it looks with all the stuff that’s been said. I know it looks bad, and it doesn’t show the full scope of what happened. I stand by the fact that all my relationships have been consensual and legal. That’s the truth.”
You can see the video below: