Chris D’Elia: ‘All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual’

Chris D'Elia poses in a white collared shirt while looking directly into the camera.
Comedian Chris D’Elia says that he has never knowingly pursued any underage women.
(Richard Shotwell / Invision/Associated Press)

Comedian Chris D’Elia issued the following statement to TMZ on Wednesday after multiple women on social media accused him of sexual impropriety:

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.


That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better.

Amid multiple social media allegations against Chris D’Elia, women spoke to The Times about encounters with the stand-up comic and TV actor.

June 20, 2020