Comedian responds to sex misconduct allegations


January 16, 2018
Aziz Ansari (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.

Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologised last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual.

The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer in an interview with, says she was furious when she saw Ansari was wearing a 'Time's Up' pin while accepting a Golden Globe on January 7.

She said it brought back memories of him assaulting her after a date in his apartment.

The next day, the woman texted Ansari, letting him know that she was upset with his behaviour that night.

Ansari said he was surprised and apologised.