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Aziz Ansari says sexual activity was “completely consensual” by “all indications”.
Indian-origin actor Aziz Ansari, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman with whom he went on a date last year, has responded to the claims saying the two engaged in “sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual”.
The 34-year-old actor’s statement comes after a 23-year- old Brooklyn-based photographer recounted a date with him that she called “the worst night of my life” in an interview with media
“In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. “We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual,” Ansari said in a statement given to People magazine.
The Master of None actor further said a text by the woman, named as ‘Grace’ in the article, said that she felt uneasy with how things transpired the night before and responded to her privately as he was “concerned” about her.
“The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed okay,’ upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said,” he said.
Ansari, who became the first man of Asian descent to win Golden Globe recently for his performance in the Netflix show, added he supported the movement that has given women a chance to speak up about the injustice they have been subjected to till date. “I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue,” he said.
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