Chris D'Elia Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Two Additional Women
Published Sep 02, 2020Comedian Chris D'Elia has been accused of sexual misconduct involving two additional women following the initial allegations of misconduct with underage girls, which surfaced back in June.
Actor Megan Drust spoke with CNN to detail her experience with D'Elia, claiming that he accosted her one night in 2011 when he asked her for a ride home. Drust alleges that once in the car, D'Elia exposed himself to her and began masturbating in front of her.
"We are both sitting there and I'm like, 'Where are we going?' And Chris is leaning up against the door of the passenger side and looking at me in this really weird way and then he started to try to make flirty small talk," Drust explained.
"I was very confused because it just didn't fit the moment. Then he took down his zipper and asked me to touch him and I said, 'What are you doing? No.' And because I wouldn't touch him, he started to masturbate. I couldn't believe it."
A second woman — who chose to remain anonymous in speaking with CNN — has also accused D'Elia of exposing himself to her in 2018 when she worked at Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Cleveland. The comedian was in town for a performance at the Masonic Cleveland theatre.
The anonymous woman explained an incident where she went up to D'Elia's room after he complained about a broken air conditioner.
"When I knocked on the door, he opened the door and he was completely naked," she said. "I was surprised, and I was annoyed that I just came all the way up just so he could expose himself to me."
At the time, the woman did not report the incident because she "didn't want to draw attention to it because [she] also wanted to keep [her] job."
D'Elia has yet to comment on the new accusations, but vehemently denied the allegations lodged against him earlier this year.
"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 said in a statement issued to TMZ at the time. "That being said, I really am truly sorry."
Since stories surfaced about his alleged misconduct, D'Elia has been dropped by his agency, replaced by Tig Notaro in Zack Snyder's upcoming zombie movie and removed from his cameo episode of Workaholics.
D'Elia has yet to be formally charged.