Over the last few months, women across the world have come out to support each other in the fight against the sexual misconduct that they have faced by members of the Hollywood fraternity.
What started as another ‘false accusation’ has now turned into a full-fledged movement, with even celebrities coming out to reveal the horrific details of what they have faced in the industry.
And adding to this unfortunate list of assaulters is noted comedian Aziz Ansari.
News of Aziz’s misbehavior with a woman broke out only recently, sending the whole world into frenzy. For the fans of the man who has talked about and supported feminism time and again, this was a major disappointment.
The woman, who hasn’t revealed her identity yet, revealed details of what exactly happened between her and Aziz in an exclusive interview with the website ‘Babe’.
The woman is a 23-year-old New York photographer, who says she met him for the first time at the 2017 Emmy Awards after-party and exchanged numbers.
After a week of exchanging flirtatious messages over the phone, they eventually went out on a date.
On September 25, she said she went to Ansari’s TriBeCa apartment which was followed up with a dinner at Grand Banks, an oyster bar on a historic wooden schooner on the Hudson River. However, she couldn’t help but notice throughout the dinner that Ansari seemed in a rush to get her elsewhere.
When the pair returned to his apartment, she said they kissed, but when Ansari told her that he was going to grab a condom within minutes of their first kiss, she said “Whoa, let’s relax for a sec, let’s chill.’”
She claims he then went on to perform oral sex on her and then asked her to reciprocate, which she did as she felt pressured. She also reveals that he kept sticking his fingers down her throat and allegedly kept moving her hand towards his penis.
“The move he kept doing was taking his two fingers in a V-shape and putting them in my mouth, in my throat to wet his fingers, because the moment he’d stick his fingers in my throat he’d go straight for my vagina and try to finger me.”
She says that she repeatedly tried to voice her discomfort but he didn’t exactly take notice.
“Most of my discomfort was expressed in me pulling away and mumbling. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points,” she said. “I stopped moving my lips and turned cold.”
There was a moment when she thought that he understood her being uncomfortable and things calmed down a bit. But not for long.
While they decided to “chill” on the couch for a while, he again motioned for her to go down on him. He then led her from the couch to a different part of his apartment bringing her to a large mirror. He then bent her over and asked her, “Where do you want me to f*** you? Do you want me to f*** you right here?”
After that she decided to leave and was again met with aggressive kisses, after which Ansari finally stopped.
The next day, before the woman could figure out what to say to Ansari about the date, he allegedly sent her a text message to which she replied with a long message revealing all that she felt.
This is the text Grace* sent Aziz Ansari after their date which left her feeling “violated”. She tells Ansari how uncomfortable he made her feel, saying “you ignored clear non-verbal cues” and “kept going with advances.”
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— babe (@babedotnet) January 14, 2018
She says that it took her a long time to come to terms with whatever happened, however, when she saw him winning the Golden Globes award and supporting the ‘Time’s Up’ movement, she was enraged.
Aziz has now responded to these allegations with this statement:
“In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual. The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed okay,’ upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said. I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”