Chris D’Elia dropped by talent representatives at CAA, WME, 3 Arts Entertainment
Following multiple allegations of sexual impropriety, Chris D’Elia has been dropped by his talent agents, manager and touring agent.
On Tuesday, The Times confirmed that Creative Artists Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and William Morris Endeavor are no longer working with the comedian. The companies did not respond to inquiries as to why they had parted ways with the 40-year-old, who last week publicly stressed that all his relationships have been “both legal and consensual.”
At CAA, D’Elia was represented a team of agents that included Ryan Abboushi. D’Elia’s former manager at 3 Arts, Josh Lieberman, has comedians Adam Pally, Tom Segura and Dave Attell on his roster. WME booked the comedian’s tour dates.
Amid multiple social media allegations against Chris D’Elia, women spoke to The Times about encounters with the stand-up comic and TV actor.
One week ago, dozens of women began coming forward on Twitter to share their stories of D’Elia’s alleged inappropriate behavior. Five of them subsequently detailed their claims to The Times, describing how the stand-up comic allegedly made unwanted sexually aggressive propositions. Two of the women were not yet 18 when D’Elia allegedly asked them to meet up or “make out”; a couple of others alleged that he exposed his erect penis to them in his hotel room after they appeared uninterested in his sexual advances.
D’Elia’s last project was “No Pain,” a comedy special that debuted on Netflix in April. He also appeared in the second season of the streaming company’s series “You,” in which he played a comedian who molests underage women. Netflix has declined to comment on his work for the streamer, which also includes two other stand-up specials and a role in the forthcoming Zack Snyder film “Army of the Dead.”
D’Elia has faced rebuke from many in the comedy world since the allegations against him surfaced. Whitney Cummings, who costarred with him for two years on her NBC sitcom “Whitney,” said she was “devastated and enraged” by D’Elia’s “pattern of predatory behavior.” Amy Schumer also took to Instagram to express her feelings, applauding the bravery of women who were speaking out about “the mistreatment they have experienced at the hands of comedians” and others, “[e]specially the ones who aren’t of legal age to consent.”
Whitney Cummings and Amy Schumer have spoken out following allegations that Chris D’Elia has behaved sexually inappropriately with teenagers.
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