Whitney Cummings calls Chris D’Elia’s alleged sexual misconduct a ‘pattern of predatory behaviour’

‘I’m devastated and enraged,’ said the comedian

Ellie Harrison
Sunday 21 June 2020 13:00
YOU star Chris D'Elia accused of 'grooming' underage girls

Comedian Whitney Cummings has said she is “devastated and enraged” by the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against Chris D’Elia.

Earlier this week, actor and comic D’Elia was accused of “grooming” and attempting to solicit nude photographs from underage girls.

In response to the news, Cummings – who played the girlfriend of D’Elia on NBC’s 2011 series Whitneywrote 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.

“This is a pattern of predatory behaviour. This abuse of power is enabled by silence. Now that I’m aware, I won’t be silent.

“Girls should be able to be a fan of a comedian they admire without becoming a sexual target. It’s the adult’s responsibility to be an adult.”

D’Elia had earlier issued a statement defending himself against the allegations, stating: “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.”

He went on to apologise for being a “dumb guy” who got caught up in his “lifestyle”.

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