Comedian Chris D'Elia addresses sexual misconduct allegations in new video

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  • Warning: This article contain strong language.
  • Chris D'Elia has spoken out for the first time following sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
  • Last year several women accused him of "grooming, sexually harassing, and soliciting nude pictures" and exposing himself.
  • In a video, on YouTube, the 40-year-old said: "I know it looks bad, and it doesn't show the full scope of what happened."

Comedian Chris D'Elia has broken his silence following sexual misconduct allegations made against him last year.

In June last year, several women accused the You actor of "grooming, sexually harassing, and soliciting nude pictures". In an interview with CNN in September, two more women accused him of exposing himself to them.

READ MORE | Two women accuse Chris D'Elia of exposing himself to them in new interview

At the time, the 40-year-old denied all the allegations, saying, "he knows that he has said and done things during his career that have offended people," but "all [his] relationships have been both legal and consensual."

On Friday, Chris shared a video on YouTube, titled It's been awhile in which he admits that he has had an unhealthy relationship with sex but maintained that all of his relationships 'have been consensual and legal.'

"What I have come to understand is, this was always about sex to me. My life was — I mean sex, it controlled my life. It was the focus. It was my focus all the time. And I had a problem, and I do have a problem ... I need to do work on that, said Chris.

He added that once his popularity rose, he felt "lucky" that he didn't "need to work as hard" to have sex and that he would reply to messages after shows, telling women to come to his hotel room to make out or have sex.

"I thought in my mind that being straight-up with these women was the right thing to do; I realised, through all of this, that doing that is just treating sex like it's casual and being flippant with people. And that's not the guy I want to be, it's not okay, and I'm sorry for that. It makes me feel shameful, and it makes me feel bad."

Later in the video, he admitted that he cheated in most of the relationships he has been in, including his current fiancée.

"I have a chance here to apologise to the people who got caught up in that shit, and I'm sorry," said Chris.




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