Chris D’Elia dropped by talent agency amid sexual misconduct accusations

The decision follows accusations which surfaced last week

Comedian Chris D’Elia has been dropped from the talent agencies managing him, Creative Arts Agency and 3 Arts Management, following sexual misconduct allegations.

The decision was confirmed on Tuesday (June 23) to a source at TheWrap, following the initial accusations surfacing on Twitter last week.

A woman named Simone Rossi posted screenshots claiming D’Elia was “grooming” her at the age of 16, when he would have been 34 years old.

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Rossi tweeted: “Imagine being 16 and being groomed by a stand-up comedian twice ur age and the only reason you never met up and never got physically molested was because u had just gotten a boyfriend ur own age.”

Several other women then spoke up, with one Twitter user collating allegations in a running thread with screenshots of accusations.

In response, D’Elia issued a statement obtained by TMZ saying: “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.”

He continued: “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.”

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Chris D’Elia recently starred in the second season of Netflix thriller series You, playing Henderson, a Los Angeles stand-up comedian.

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