Chris D'Elia accused of sexually harassing underage girls
Jun 18 2020
The actor played Henderson, a pedophile, in Netflix's thriller series "You".
"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." the 40-year-old disgraced comedian told TMZ after going viral from many women telling their stories.
D'Elia added: 'That being said, I really am truly sorry.
"I still can't believe netflix cast chris d'elia as the pedophile in season to of "you" like the literal IRONY" she tweeted.
A Twitter sleuth has since dug up an old tweet of D'Elia's which shows that he was in Arizona during the exact time that he would have been talking to Rossi, per her screenshots.
"When I was a brand new comic, one of Delia's best friends warned me to never send Chris nudes bc he made them into memes and showed to other male comics at shows. She looks 30", as well as other tweets where D'Elia had joked about pedophilia and rape.
"For the longest time i thought it was embarrassing for ME that i was interacting with this older man", Rossi tweeted, "but he was the one who DM'd me on twitter and was the one who was twice my age and was the one that used the power imbalance between us to his advantage so f*ck chris d'elia".
In another tweet, she shared a screenshot of the chat which shows Chris D'Elia asking her to meet and make out with him. "Chris D'Elia played a pedophile on both Workaholics and You".
Several other anonymous allegations followed Rossi's post from women alleging Chris had solicited photos and/or sex from them.
"For the longest time i thought this was just a amusing story to tell at parties when i realized what happened isn't normal and that he was and could still be doing this to younger girls and it's my job to say something, " a user named Simoné wrote in a thread.
Screenshots of his conversations with young girls have been making rounds on the internet where he had allegedly sent inappropriate texts to then-16-year-old Simone Rossi, who shared the pictures on social media.
Basically there are a lot of women coming forward about D'Elia, and presenting compelling evidence of the comedian's misconduct.
E! News has reached out D'Elia and his legal representative for comment, but have not heard back.