Aziz Ansari has addressed the 2018 sexual misconduct claims made towards him and alleged that he hopes he has ‘become a better person’.
‘There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way,’ he stated throughout a comedy present in New York Metropolis on Monday.
‘But you know, after a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward. It made me think about a lot, and I hope I’ve turn into a greater particular person.
‘If that has made not just me but other guys think about this, and just be more thoughtful and aware and willing to go that extra mile, and make sure someone else is comfortable in that moment, that’s a superb factor.’
He additionally instructed viewers members that the claims gave him ‘perspective’ and that he was left ‘scared that I’d never be capable of do this once more’.
Aziz made headlines in January 2018, after a photographer – recognized solely as Grace – accused him of sexual assault and claimed the Grasp Of None star tried to coerce her into sexual actions in his flat following a date, regardless of her ‘physically giving off cues that she wasn’t ’.
She additionally alleged that he repeatedly positioned her hand on his penis, regardless of her expressing her discomfort with the state of affairs in each verbal and non-verbal methods.
‘I know I was physically giving off cues that I wasn’t ,’ Grace stated. ‘I don’t suppose that was observed in any respect, or if it was, it was ignored.’
The Netflix star later responded to the allegations, explaining he believed they engaged in ‘consensual’ sexual exercise.
‘The following day, I received a textual content from her saying that though “it may have seemed okay,” upon additional reflection, she felt uncomfortable.,’ he stated,dding that he was left ‘surprised and concerned’ after studying how she felt.