Forty-year-old actor/comic Chris D’Elia has been dropped by Creative Artists Agency today as sexual misconduct allegations continue to swirl around surround him.
via Hollywood Reporter:
The 40-year-old comic and actor has been accused of sexually harassing underaged girls. A number of alleged victims posted to social media claiming that the comedian harassed them, with some noting they were minors at the time.
He denied the allegations last week, saying in part “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.”
His former co-star Whitney Cummings has issued a statement referencing a “pattern of predatory behavior” and an abuse of power that is “enabled by silence.”
Cummings, who starred with D’Elia on the NBC series she created called Whitney, wrote on Twitter, “It’s taken me a couple of days to process the information I have learned about Chris. I’m devastated and enraged by what I’ve read and learned.”
D’Elia, you may recall, most recently most recently appeared on the Netflix series You (in which his character sexually abused underage girls) and a comedy special, No Pain.