At the Golden Globes comedian Aziz Ansari was wearing a Times Up badge. He has made a career out of mocking lad culture and generally being a good guy.
That’s why, this weekend the internet and WhatsApp groups alike were filled with discussions over accusations published on babe.net.
Read the piece to understand the claims fully.
On Sunday he released a statement:
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.
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.
I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, seek help by calling the National Rape Crisis hotline on 0808 802 9999 or the NHS Victim Support hotline on 0808 16 89 111. For more resources on sexual assault, visit the NHS website or your nearest sexual assault referral centre (SARC).