Last year, Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct and now he’s extensively speaking about the allegations.
If you don’t know, Aziz released a brief statement at the time, but hasn’t spoken about the accusations since.
“There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way,” Aziz said on Monday (February 11) at his comedy show in New York City. “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.”
He continued, “If that has made not just me but other guys think about this, and just be more thoughtful and aware and willing to go that extra mile, and make sure someone else is comfortable in that moment, that’s a good thing.”
“And I think it also just gave me perspective on my life,” Aziz added. “There was a moment where I was scared that I’d never be able to do this again.”