Aziz Ansari said he was afraid the sexual misconduct allegation made against him would end his career but that he hopes it made him a better person

Business Insider | 2/12/2019 | Kelly McLaughlin, INSIDER
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Aziz Ansari spoke about the sexual misconduct allegation made against him during a stand-up set at New York City's Village Underground on Monday, Vulture reported.

An anonymous woman wrote an article in Babe.net last year accusing Ansari of forcing himself on her during a date despite "verbal and non-verbal cues" that she wasn't interested. Ansari said at the time he thought their interactions were consensual.

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The actor and comedian reportedly said during his set that he was "upset and humiliated and embarrassed" in the wake of the allegation, but hopes he has "become a better person."

Ansari said he feared he would never be able to work again and thanked the crowd for coming to see him perform, according to Vulture.

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Aziz Ansari said being accused of sexual misconduct made him fear that he would never work in comedy again, but he hopes it encourages other men to go the extra mile to make other people feel more comfortable, according to a new report about Ansari's New York City pop-up show on Vulture.

Ansari reportedly opened up about the year-old allegation in front of a crowd of 200 people at NYC's Village Underground on Monday.

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"It's a terrifying thing to talk about," he told the crowd, according to Vulture. "There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way."

In January 2018, Babe.net published an account from a woman identified only as Grace, who alleged Ansari forced himself...
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