Aziz Ansari was conspicuously absent from the SAG Awards Sunday night time.
The “Grasp of None” star, who was nominated for excellent efficiency by a male actor in a comedy collection, skipped the awards present every week after being accused of sexual misconduct.
A 23-year-old Brooklyn photographer, recognized underneath the pseudonym “Grace,” instructed Babe.internet that she met Ansari, 34, at a celebration after the Emmy Awards in September 2017, then went on a date with him once they had been each residence in New York.
Again in his Tribeca condominium, Grace claims that Ansari pressured her into giving him oral intercourse and penetrated her digitally with out her consent.
“He in all probability moved my hand to his d–k 5 to seven instances,” she mentioned. “He actually saved doing it after I moved it away.”
She claims to have left his condominium after extra “gross, forceful kisses.”
In a statment after the allegations, Ansari mentioned the encounter was consensual.
“The subsequent day, I bought a textual content from her saying that though ‘it might have appeared okay,’ upon additional reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that every thing did appear okay to me, so after I heard that it was not the case for her, I used to be stunned and anxious. I took her phrases to coronary heart and responded privately after taking the time to course of what she had mentioned,” he mentioned.
“I proceed to assist the motion that’s taking place in our tradition. It’s obligatory and lengthy overdue.”
William H. Macy bested Ansari within the class for his position in “Shameless.”