On October 15, actress and comedian Charlyne Yi took to Twitter to air some troubling memories she has of the first time she met comedian David Cross. She claimed that he made fun of her and spouted racist comments.
Now, Amber Tamblyn, outspoken actress and David Cross's wife, is speaking out about her reaction to the years-old accusations and the actions she took to address Yi's story directly.
Charlyne Yi shared the story of the first time she met David Cross ten years ago.According to Yi, he made fun of her pants, and when she became speechless and couldn't react, he said, "What's a matter? You don't speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong."
That's obviously on the opposite end of the spectrum from "OK."
via: Getty ImagesDavid Cross issued several responses to Yi's accusations via Twitter. His first said, "I would never intentionally hurt someone like that. I do not remember doing this when I met her... I am NOT accusing Charlene [sic] of lying and I'm truly sorry if I hurt her, it was never my intention to do that." But then, he kept going: "With the luxury of time and critical thought...I believe I may have figured it out." Cross then explains that he would never say something like that unless he was doing his "a**hole redneck racist character," then concludes that he must have done that character and she just didn't get it. He should have stopped at "I'm truly sorry."
Amber Tamblyn — Cross's wife — has been an outspoken voice for women in the industry, and several days after Yi posted her accusations, Tamblyn addressed the story on Twitter.
I spoke to @charlyne_yi and her feelings/safety are all that matter to me. We’re good. I owe you nothing, Twitter. You’re lucky to have me.— Amber Tamblyn (@Amber Tamblyn)1508467626.0
Tamblyn obviously kept getting responses about the matter, so she addressed it a second time for extra extra clarity:
I’ll say it again. I spoke to Charlyne. I believe her. I’m about HER feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitt… https://t.co/8olzpk65WR— Amber Tamblyn (@Amber Tamblyn)1508474872.0
Just to drive the point home one last time, Tamblyn tweeted again.
I will say this for the last time. Do not hold women accountable for the actions, decisions or words of their partners. Don’t. Do it.— Amber Tamblyn (@Amber Tamblyn)1508475019.0