A woman’s account of feeling sexually ‘violated’ by comedian Aziz Ansari has sparked the first big debate around the #MeToo movement
- An anonymous woman accused comedian Aziz Ansari of continually trying to have sex with her after a date in September 2017, though “she used verbal and non-verbal cues to indicate how uncomfortable and distressed” she was, according to a report in the publication Babe.
- Ansari said in a statement that from his perspective all indications were that the encounter was “completely consensual.”
- The report sparked a lot of controversy over the weekend after The Atlantic and The New York Times published op-eds in defense of Ansari.
- Babe also got some criticism for publishing the account, but the editor-in-chief defended its decision.