Aziz Ansari Reflects on Sexual Misconduct Allegation: ‘I Hope I’ve Become a Better Person’

Variety | 2/12/2019 | Rachel Yang
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During a stand-up set in New York City on Monday, Aziz Ansari mentioned that the sexual misconduct allegation against him made him feel “humiliated,” but that he hopes the situation made him “become a better person,” according to Vulture.

In 2018, an article on Babe.net gave the account of a woman who went on a date with Ansari but felt pressured into sexual activity despite her verbal and physical cues of discomfort.

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On stage, to an audience of about 200, Ansari said he needed time to think through what he wanted to say, because the incident was “a terrifying thing to talk about.”

“There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way,” he said during the pop-up show. “But you know, after a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward. It made me think about a lot, and I hope I’ve become a better person.”

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The “Master of None” actor also noted the potential positive outcomes of the situation after a male friend told Ansari that his story made him rethink every date he’s been on.

“If that has...
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