Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual assault by a date who later felt uncomfortable by their encounter. She consensually went to his apartment and participated in sexual activities with him, although she said she gave non-verbal cues to show her uneasiness with the situation. When she later told him via text that she felt uncomfortable during their encounter, he stated:
“I’m so sad to hear this,” Ansari replied at the time. “All I can say is, it would never be my intention to make you or anyone feel the way you described. Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.”
The woman came forward months later after he won a Golden Globe for the best actor in a television series while wearing a TIMES UP pin, in solidarity with women in the entertainment industry.
QUESTIONS: Is this assault, or a date gone awry? Where are the boundaries? Has the #METOO movement gotten out of hand, or do we have the right to publically accuse every date that tried to push us to go farther than we wanted to? Many website commenters are siding with Aziz. Love to hear the group's opinion.
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