Aziz Ansari responds after sexual misconduct accusation

Pablo Tucker
January 16, 2018

Banfield went on to say to Grace that when the date got "overly amorous" and she began "protesting [Ansari's] moves", that she "did not get up and leave" and "continued to engage in the sexual encounter".

She said it brought back memories of him assaulting her after a date in his apartment. "The night would end with Grace in an Uber home, in tears, messaging her friends about how Ansari behaved".

Ansari, who has frequently referred to himself as a feminist, said the stories in the episode were all based on true events.

"We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual", Ansari's statement read, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

He added that the following day, he got a text from Grace saying she felt uncomfortable after initially feeling things were okay.


Ansari released a statement Monday in response to the story, saying he was "surprised and concerned" that she felt the way she did and that he "took her words to heart".

"I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue", Ansari's statement concluded.

According to an article, Grace claimed she went on a date with him in September 2017 and he wound up getting too sexually pushy with her in his Tribeca apartment. She also says that Aziz coerced her into having oral sex.

The woman claimed was acting like "a horny, rough, entitled 18-year-old".

When Ansari told her he was going to grab a condom within minutes of their first kiss, she voiced her hesitation explicitly.


Following the broadcast, Banfield told TheWrap she made her on-air remarks because "it was just time someone said something out loud before the movement runs so amok we lose all the gains we've righteously achieved". Specifically because the encounter "by your own admission ... wasn't a rape, nor was it a sexual assault". She describes escalating circumstances during which he moved and touched her body while she attempted to slow him down and put distance between the two of them. "I stopped moving my lips and turned cold".

According to Grace, he was shoving his fingers in her mouth after using those same fingers to penetrate her vagina. She told me, "It was by far the worst experience with a man I've ever had". Aziz went down on her even though she was iffy about it and then started fingering her.

The next day, Ansari reportedly sent Grace a text message saying it was "fun" to meet her. "All I can say is, it would never be my intention to make you or anyone feel the way you described. You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances". "Do you want me to f*ck you right here?" as he "rammed his penis against her a** while he said it, pantomiming intercourse". "Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I'm truly sorry".

"I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz", Grace told Babe.


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