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NY Photographer Accuses Indian-American Actor Aziz Ansari Of Sexual Assault

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| January 14 , 2018 , 12:30 IST

The comedian-actor Aziz Ansari, a self-declared feminist has been accused of sexual assault by a New York photographer. The 23-year-old claimed that the Master of None star coerced her into performing some rather objectionable sexual acts on their date night in September 2017.

While many females are raising their voices against the sexual misconduct they have faced in the past year, the women known as "Grace" shared her poor experience with the digital publication Babe. The duo reportedly crosses paths during the 2017 Emmy Awards.

Due to their common interests and the fact that both showed up with the same kind of vintage film camera sparkled conversation between the two. With the idea of getting to know each other better, they decided to meet up for a date a week later, which didn't end well.

Initially "excited" for her date, Grace ended up in tears due to Ansari's sexual advances. Describing her night with Aziz, "by far the worst experience with a man I’ve (she has) ever had", the Brooklyn-based lady explained how the comedian's sexual advances were making her uncomfortable.

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In her detailed explanation of the disastrous date with the Parks and Recreation star, she voiced how "Ansari was eager for them to leave" right after dining at a high-end restaurant and taking her home. Upon entering his house, Aziz reportedly took her compliment for his marble countertops as an invitation.

After kissing her aggressively, the actor briefly performed oral sex on her before asking her to do the same thing to him. The quick sexual encounter culminated with the victim leaving his home in tears after Aziz forcibly complied with her wishes citing "it’s only fun if we’re both having fun."

Upon receiving a text from Aziz the next day, Grace took the opportunity of letting the comedian know how she felt about their date. "Last night might’ve been fun for you, but it wasn’t for me," she started. "You ignored clear non-verbal clues; you kept going with advances," the photographer expressed.

Ashamed of ignoring the obvious signs of discomfort, Ansari apologised along the lines, "Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry." While Aziz is yet to respond to the allegations, the girl described her experience of watching him receiving an award while wearing the Time's Up pin "painful", an act which prompted her to open up.