Comedian Chris D'Elia addresses sexual misconduct allegations months after denial: 'Sex controlled my life'

Comic Chris D’Elia is talking out for the primary time in months since denying allegations of sexual harassment.

In a YouTube video posted Friday, D’Elia mentioned his previous relationships have been “consensual” however admitted that once months of remedy he now understands that his attitudes and movements round intercourse was once improper.

“I stand by means of the truth that all my relationships were consensual and prison. That is the fact. I, via this sort of time away, I have seeked out numerous scientific recommendation, remedy and stuff like that. What I’ve come to know is that this was once at all times about intercourse to me. My existence was once intercourse, it managed my existence,” D’Elia says.

The comic is going on to recognize that he “had an issue” and nonetheless does.

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“It is not like months down the road the whole thing’s higher. I want to do paintings on that,” D’Elia mentioned.

The funnyman, who’s 40, mirrored on his thirties spent touring to accomplish standup. He admitted he “felt fortunate” on the time as a result of his notoriety made it more uncomplicated to seek out girls to have intercourse with.

“I felt like ‘Oh wow, I do not want to paintings as laborious. I will be able to do exactly a display after which have intercourse or roll right into a town and take a look at my inbox after which simply get started writing,’ and I did, guy,” D’Elia admits.

“I’d get a minimum of 50 messages a display every town an evening and I’d respond to they all. I assumed in my thoughts that being directly up with those girls was once the proper factor to do. I would say, ‘Hi there, come to my lodge room and let’s have intercourse. Let’s make out. Let’s do that, let’s do this.’ And that was once what I assumed was once proper.”

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D’Elia additionally confessed that he is cheated on “many of the ladies I have been with,” together with his present fiancee. “And that is my dream woman. That is the woman I wish to be with for the remainder of my existence or even that would not prevent what I used to be doing,” he mentioned.

“I understand via all of this that doing this is simply treating intercourse love it’s informal and being flippant with other people. That is not the man I wish to be, it isn’t OK, and I am sorry for that. It makes me really feel shameful and it makes me really feel dangerous,” he provides.

D’Elia mentioned that he is dedicated to proceeding restoration and said he is operating on setting up the paintings so he generally is a function fashion to his son.

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The comedian first addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct in opposition to him remaining June.

Chris D'Elia apologized for his past attitudes toward sex in a YouTube video posted Friday.

Chris D’Elia apologized for his previous attitudes towards intercourse in a YouTube video posted Friday.
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“I do know I’ve mentioned and accomplished issues that would possibly have indignant other people all through my profession, however I’ve by no means knowingly pursued any underage girls at any level,” D’Elia mentioned in a commentary Wednesday.

“All of my relationships were each prison and consensual and I’ve by no means met or exchanged any beside the point footage with the individuals who have tweeted about me,” he mentioned.

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The standup comedian added: “That being mentioned, I truly am in reality sorry. I used to be a dumb man who ABSOLUTELY let myself get stuck up in my way of life. That’s MY fault. I personal it. I’ve been reflecting in this for a while now and I promise I will be able to proceed to do higher.”

The comic started fielding warmth from customers on Twitter after one girl came forward with allegations on Tuesday that she couldn’t fathom D’Elia being forged “because the pedophile” in Netflix’s collection “You.”

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He was once additionally changed in post-production of a Zack Snyder film by means of fellow comic Tig Notaro and dropped by means of CAA .

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