Aziz Ansari skips 2018 SAG Awards amid sexual misconduct accusation

French Actress Catherine Deneuve

Ansari is also the co-creator, writer, and occasional director of "Master of None", which he previously won an Emmy Award in September for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

After Ansari was nominated for his his role in the Netflix show "Master of None", there was noticeable silence and no pause was given to allow for applause or any other reactions.

Ansari likely wanted to avoid any questions about the current controversy surrounding allegations that he coerced a woman into a sexual act, although he did appear at the Critics Choice Awards last week, which took place on January 16, after the story had already posted. Aziz has strongly denied her accusations, claiming the incident was "consensual". However, the woman says she repeatedly tried to give verbal and non-verbal cues that she wasn't enjoying the alleged experience. "I obviously support my family, and not everything that's been reported is fully accurate, so I think we're waiting to get all the information. I know that my hand stopped moving at some points", she said. She urged "setting a higher standard for sex that isn't just 'not rape.' And women get to talk about it if men don't live up to those standards". "I want to make sure you're aware so maybe the next girl doesn't have to cry on the ride home".

'In September of past year, I met a woman at a party. After her response, he wrote back, "I'm so sad to hear this". We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date.


There was a distinct difference to the celebrations of the Golden Globe awards three weeks ago, when Franco and Ansari both took to the stage to collect awards and make impassioned speeches, before partying afterwards.

"It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned", Ansari's statement continued.

In his statement last week, Ansari closed by saying, "I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture". 'It is necessary and long overdue'.

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