Aziz Ansari Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 22-Year-Old Photographer In 2017

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

A 23-year-old NY photographer has spoken out about a distressing experience with comedy actor Aziz Ansari, saying he sexually harassed her after a date, on "the worst night of her life". "I'm in a gown, and I walked up to Aziz and said, 'What'd you just shoot with?','" the woman said, noticing both she and Ansari were using the same retro camera.

The person interviewed, referred to only as Grace, claimed that the pair met at an Emmy Awards after-party in 2017, which saw them bond over their lover of photography, and organised to meet up for a date at a later time.

She describes her date with Ansari as "by far the worst experience with a man I've ever had".

In her detailed explanation of the disastrous date with the Parks and Recreation star, she voiced how "Ansari was eager for them to leave" right after dining at a high-end restaurant and taking her home.

She recalled that she was in tears when she finally managed to get out of the apartment.

Grace says that when she verbally expressed her discomfort, telling Ansari, "I don't want to feel forced because then I'll hate you, and I'd rather not hate you", he suggested they take a break and "chill" on the couch - which she says then resulted in him asking her to go down on him, and her acquiescing. And she says that he then coerced her into performing oral sex on him.

She also said that she used continual verbal and non-verbal indicators that she was uncomfortable, and eventually told him she didn't "want to feel forced".

"When the waiter came over he quickly asked for the check and he said like, 'Let's get off this boat.' Like, he got the check and then it was bada-boom, bada-bing, we're out of there", she said.

"I remember saying, 'You guys are all the same, you guys are all the f-ing same.' Ansari asked her what she meant". It was at that time that her memories of the alleged incident flooded back.

The following day, Grace allegedly sent Ansari a text message explaining how uncomfortable he had made her the previous night.

"I'm so sad to hear this", he responded. "Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me", she started.

Grace claims that Ansari continued to make explcit gestures and comments, urging her to engage in intercourse. Ansari purportedly replied, "Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I'm truly sorry".

Grace says she never met with Ansari again, and it wasn't until the actor received a Golden Globe award earlier this month for his Master Of None series that it began to affect as it originally did.

Master of None star Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in September 2017.

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