Chris D’Elia resurfaced with a YouTube video on Saturday after eight months out of the public eye after being accused of sexual misconduct by several women.
The 40-year-old disgraced comedian shared an almost 10-minute video in which he claimed to have “ a problem ” and that sex was “ in control ” of his life.
“ I know it’s been a very long time since you’ve heard from me, ” he opened the video before saying he was sticking to his initial statement that all of his relationships were “ consensual and legal ”.
Clean the air: Comedian and actor Chris D’Elia, 40, reappeared eight months after being accused of sexual misconduct with a YouTube video in which he reiterated his claim that all of his sex was’ consensual and legal ”
‘I wanted this statement to speak for itself,’ he continued.
He said he wanted to start stand-up and record his podcast again, but he thought it was “ better to watch me long and closely. ”
Elia’s clip was shot in the same wood-paneled room in which he previously recorded his Congratulations podcast, which was cut short after the charges against him in June.
“I know what it looks like with everything that has been said, and the emails that have been broadcast, and what the media is trying to say,” he continued.
“ I know it looks bad and it doesn’t show the full extent of what happened. I stand by the fact that all of my relationships have been consensual and legal, and that’s it. It’s the truth.’
Same story: “I know it looks bad, and it doesn’t show the full extent of what happened. I stand by the fact that all of my relationships have been consensual and legal, and that’s it. It’s the truth’
Getting the job done: “Sex controlled my life,” he continued. “And I have a problem. And I have a problem… I have to work on it ‘
D’Elia claimed he sought medical advice and therapy while out of public view.
He said that these consultations taught him that “it was always about the sex for me”.
“Sex has controlled my life,” he continued. “And I have a problem. And I have a problem… I have to work on it.
He claimed that when his career started to take off in his early 30s, “sex got a lot easier.”
“I felt like, oh wow, I didn’t have to work that hard. I can just do a show and then have sex. Or roll into a town and look at my inbox and then start writing it down, ” he said, referring to his messages to women for sex.
Regrets: ‘He’s not the guy I want to be, and I’m sorry for that,’ he said of his candid messages to fans asking for sex. “It makes me ashamed and it hurts me”; seen in February 2020
The actor claimed that there were many more direct messages to women about sex than those shared on social media, but he said he believed his brutal way of asking for sex was appropriate in order to do not hide his intentions.
“It was what I thought was right. I realized through it all that to do this is just to treat sex as if it was casual and casual with people.
He continued, “ And that’s not the guy I want to be, and I’m sorry about that. It makes me ashamed and I feel bad.
Disturbing: three women accused D’Elia of exposing herself to them without their consent, which does not appear to be addressed by the video about her sexual practices; photographed in 2018
Three women accused D’Elia of exposing herself to them without their consent, which does not appear to be addressed by the video about her sexual practices.
Before they came forward, he was accused of soliciting sex with underage girls on social media.
After the initial report, D’Elia was ditched by his talent agency CAA and an episode of Workaholics in which he made an appearance as a child molester was taken off streaming platforms.
At the time, the comic book and actor had a series of pranks in the works of Netflix that also starred comedian Bryan Callen, but which was dropped by the streamer.
Too close to reality: After the initial report, D’Elia was ditched by his talent agency CAA and an episode of Workaholics in which he made an appearance as a pedophile was pulled from streaming platforms