D’Elia told TMZ in a statement that he “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 insisted. “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.”
On Twitter, many individuals are commenting on the perceived irony that D’Elia has played a pedophile on two shows. On the Netflix show, You, he starred as a comedian who groomed a teenage girl and on the Comedy Central series Workaholics, he also played a pedophile. “i still can’t believe netflix cast chris d’elia as the pedophile in season to of ‘you’ like the literal IRONY,” his accuser Simone Rossi tweeted.
E! News has reached out D’Elia and his legal representative for comment, but have not heard back.