Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault allegation


Master of None actor Aziz Ansari is responding after a woman accused the actor of pressuring her into sex on a date late year. "It is necessary and long overdue", Ansari's statement concluded.

The woman came forward with her accusation after she stated that it was "painful" for her to watch Ansari accept his award at the Golden Globes, for his his role in Master of None.

In the account, the woman says she approached Ansari at the 2017 Emmy Awards after which she agreed to go on a date with him. "But part of what women are saying right now is that what the culture considers "normal" sexual encounters are not working for us, and oftentimes harmful".

However, she charged that Ansari moved quick and, "probably moved my hand to his d- five to seven times".

Babe said they had confirmed the number Grace was texting matched to the comedian's -and verified her story with a roommate, who had allegedly talked to her afterwards. When she says she told him that she wasn't comfortable, he backed off but then she says he tried again, so she left in tears.

The Aziz Ansari you see in public is different from the Aziz Ansari you might meet in private.

She didn't mask her excitement at going out with the "successful comedian and major celebrity", meeting him at his apartment "at an exclusive address on Tribeca's Franklin Street, where Taylor Swift has a place too", Babe dutifully reported. The woman - who goes by the alias "Grace" in the story - says she gave several "verbal and non-verbal cues to indicate how uncomfortable and distressed she was" during the encounter. The Huffington Post contributor Harry Lewis wrote an article titled "You Might Not Be A Harvey Weinstein, But You Could Be An Aziz Ansari", in which he writes about how the allegations are still important in proving the unspoken pressures women face to adhere to men's sexual desires. "Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me", she responded. "They stink." She later added, "But let's take a moment to reflect on what you claim was the 'worst night of your life'".

After a meal, she said they returned to his apartment, where she alleged that several sexual acts occurred though she was "physically giving off cues that I wasn't interested". After protesting his moves, you did not get up and leave right away. Reason's own Elizabeth Nolan Brown thought both parties-as well as men and women in general-could benefit from more communication about sexual desires.

But still, she was engaged in a something she wanted no part of, and we should be having the conversation about why: Why didn't this woman feel empowered enough to walk out?

"All of the gains that have been achieved on your behalf and mine are now being compromised with the allegations you threw out there, and I'm going to call them 'reckless and hollow.' I can not name you publicly and sentence you to a similar career hit as Ansari, because you have chosen to remain anonymous".

Banfield continued to criticize Grace's claims, saying that "by your own clear description, this wasn't a rape, nor was it sexual assault". I'm going to call them "reckless" and 'hollow'.

"The sad fact is that Grace, whoever she may be, did not choose to have what to most men seems an unpleasant sexual encounter become so deeply upsetting", Lewis wrote. Whether it's fair and just or not, we-women, men, and other-have to use our words to get what we want.