Chris D’Elia is returning with a new video eight months after being accused of sexual misconduct.
The 40-year-old comedian posted a video on Friday (February 19) where he disputed any claims of predatory behavior or grooming and discussed his attitude around sex.
“I know it looks bad, and it doesn’t show the full scope of what happened,” Chris said in the video. “I stand by the fact that all my relationships have been consensual and legal, and that’s just it. That’s the truth.”
Chris then details his life-long “problem” with sex and describes being “flippant” about having sex with fans while in a relationship.
“Sex controlled my life,” he said. “It was my focus all the time. I had a problem, and I do have a problem. It was out of control, so I have a chance here to apologize to the people that got caught up in that sh-t, and the lies that I would tell my fiancee, my friends, and I’m sorry.”
Chris was accused of sexual harassment and grooming last summer when a Twitter user shared her experience with the comedian on social media. In September, new allegations surfaced that he had “exposed himself to them on separate occasions without their consent.”