Earlier this month, several accusations of sexual misconduct arose about the actor and comedian, Chris D'Elia.
The internet has been a complete minefield ever since but, now, D'Elia's You costar, Penn Badgley has weighed in on the allegations, and his comments have shocked everyone...
It all started earlier this month.
via: GettyA couple of weeks ago, several women came forward with damning accusations against the comedian and actor, Chris D'Elia.
D'Elia is known best for his role as Alex Millar in the NBC sitcom, Whitney...
via: GettyBut the recent accusations against him are shocking. All the women who have come forward are going by the same rhetoric that the New Jersey-born actor attempted to groom them when they were underage.
It all kicked off when Twitter user, Simone Rossi, shared a series of screenshots depicting a conversation between herself and someone who appears to be D'Elia back in 2014.
imagine being 16 and being groomed by a stand up comedian twice ur age and the only reason you never met up and nev… https://t.co/0OuhcBpYSw— simoné ✨ (@simoné ✨)1592350527.0
Simone then shared her response when D'Elia had asked for a photograph off her...
imagine getting owned by a 16 year old https://t.co/wKTSx6ie5S— simoné ✨ (@simoné ✨)1592349804.0
Simone's post was quick to go viral...
via: GettyBut, rather than be criticized like many grooming victims are these days, several other women replied with their own sinister stories of Chris D'Elia.
This Twitter user shared her own screenshots from when the actor was sending her text messages when she was seventeen years old.In the messages, he can be seen asking how old she is, and noting that she was "cute."
This woman also shared a series of screenshots...
This is crazy bc I’ve literally had this sent to me about Chris Delia as well https://t.co/o05YWjIUqo https://t.co/qbYQ7mIK6Z— SheRatesDogs (@SheRatesDogs)1592355473.0
The accusations are endless."you solicited nudes from minors while u were in Vancouver and tried to f*** my friend when we were 16, and when I called u out on twitter you told her you’d ruin her life if I didn’t delete it. absolute pedophile scumbag."
And, among these horrifying allegations...
@badhandjob @chrisdelia There has been shit like this circulating about him since Vine, man. It’s a thing!!!— 𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖒𝖔𝖔𝖔𝖓 ☽ 𖤐 ♏︎ (@𝖍𝖊𝖞 𝖒𝖔𝖔𝖔𝖓 ☽ 𖤐 ♏︎)1592369942.0
In the second season of You, which was released at the end of last year...
i still can’t believe netflix cast chris d’elia as the pedophile in season to of “you” like the literal IRONY— simoné ✨ (@simoné ✨)1592346878.0
What are the chances?
via: IMDBWell, the internet can't get their heads around the irony of the actor's role in the series, which spoke only a little too clearly about his true personality.
People were shocked...
damn chris d’eila ended up being outed as a pedophile after playing a pedophile on You it’d be such a SHAME if he e… https://t.co/DTgy5yBqBr— big ass fucking bowl of spaghetti (@big ass fucking bowl of spaghetti)1592370716.0
Since these allegations arose, D'Elia's manager and agent have both dropped him.
https://t.co/9owZVpwvXe— Whitney Cummings (@Whitney Cummings)1592677481.0
And, of course, D'Elia has profusely denied all the allegations.
via: GettyHe claimed: "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."
The actor has stressed his innocence.
But now, his You costar, Penn Badgley, has given his opinion on the situation...
via: GettyAnd it could turn D'Elia's claims of innocence completely upside down.
Badgley played the role of the murderous Joe in the hit series...
via: GettyBut, in real life and much unlike his on-screen character, he has much more of a conscience.
Badgley is apparently feeling very disturbed by the allegations.
He then revealed that he isn't too sure about Chris' claims of innocence.
via: GettyBadgley stated: "I don't know Chris. I know that, if there's anything we need to do in this age, it's to believe women."
And, on the eerie coincidence that D'Elia played the role of a predator, he noted how unsettled he feels.
via: IMDB"The idea that a show like ours would indirectly, unwittingly be a haven for people who are abusive is disturbing... It's very disturbing."
Badgley revealed that the show has since reached out to Jenna Ortega, the seventeen-year-old girl who acted alongside D'Elia, just to ensure she felt safe.
via: IMDB"We can feel safe and sound there," Badgley added.
Any formal action is yet to be taken against D'Elia regarding the allegations.
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