shittysoup (shittysoup) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Chris D'Elia Releases Statement on Accusations + Comedians Respond Horribly and Remain Complicit

Follow up to this post in which multiple women have come forward to accuse comedian Chris D'Elia of sexual misconduct with minors, blackmail, and more.

D'Elia has released a statement that can basically be summed up as "deny, deny, deny".

"I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point."

"All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me."

"That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle."

"That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better."

Many of Chris D'Elia's celebrity comedy friends have remained silent on the accusations against him. The ones that have spoken out, however, have had some truly terrible responses:

Comedian Kurt Metzger:

Quick question, are we de-instating the concept of due process for Chris D’elia that we literally just re-instated for Joe Biden after previously de-instating it for all men? Please, someone, I just wanna be on the right side of history!

Bryan Callen + Brendan Schaub literally cries about it:

Tim Dillon decides to defend D'Elia's act while claiming it has nothing to do with off-stage accusations, right after off-stage accusations surface:

Twitter has been flooded with videos and tweets showing that many of D'Elia's male comedy and industry friends were likely well aware of his behaviour (how could they not be!?) plus have engaged in similar patterns of behaviour themselves:

A thread here:

Videos of comedian Theo Von making references/jokes on podcasts in relation to D'Elia's predatory behaviour:

Comedian Neal Brennan demands proof, immediately backtracks:

A new Mashable piece about the accusations. Apparently one of the main twitter accounts involved in collecting stories from women received over 500 DMs:

Just like with Weinstein and many other similar cases of shitty, powerful men - it appears that those around him were well aware of what was going on, despite their recent claims saying otherwise, and remain complicit in perpetuating this type of behaviour.

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10
Tags: celebrity social media, comedy / comedian, sexual misconduct

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