American comedian, Chris D’Elia has been accused of exposing himself to multiple women. Three additional women including actress Megan Drust came forward and alleged that D’Elia behaved inappropriately toward them in three incidents dating back to 2011.
Actress, Megan Drust told CNN in an interview that she met D’Elia at a restaurant in Los Angeles with a mutual friend in 2011. She said Chris D’Elia later asked for a ride home, and when the two of them got into the car, he masturbated in front of her.
“We were both sitting there and I’m like, ‘Where are we going?’ And Chris is leaning up against the door of the passenger side and looking at me in this really weird way and then he started to try to make flirty small talk. I was very confused because it just didn’t fit the moment. Then he took down his zipper and asked me to touch him and I said, ‘What are you doing? No.’ And because I wouldn’t touch him, he started to masturbate. I couldn’t believe it,” Drust said to CNN.
Drust explained that she initially felt safe meeting D’Elia and giving him a ride home before the incident occurred. “That’s what you do, at least that’s what I did, you mark certain people as safe. “I remember saying, ‘You’re defiling my car,’” she went on. “I didn’t want to make him mad or upset because you’re in survival mode, you know? He climaxed in his pants and then he zipped everything up and I said ‘What’s wrong with you?’”
Another woman alleged that she encountered D’Elia in 2020 when she was 24 and working as the manager of the Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. She claimed D’Elia was staying at the hotel overnight and was set to perform at the Cleveland Masonic Theater. At midnight, the woman said she got a call from Chris D’Elia and when she went to his room to check on him, he was naked. “I was surprised, and I was annoyed that I just came all the way up so he could expose himself to me,” she told CNN.
She said she then left and went to the front desk, but D’Elia allegedly called her again.“He told me I needed to come back upstairs to help with his air conditioner and I told him he would need to wait for the electrician the following morning and I hung up,” she said. The woman said she made a note of the incident, but was “made to feel like it wasn’t a big deal because this isn’t really an uncommon thing to happen in the hotel business.”
In a statement to CNN, the Kimpton Hotel Group said, “No incidents of guest misconduct were reported by guests or staff at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel during the dates in question.” A third woman, Laura Vitarelli, who originally told her story to the Los Angeles Times in June, alleged that D’Elia exposed himself to her at a New York hotel in 2015 when she was 19.
Vitarelli alleged that she and her friend met Chris D’Elia after one of his comedy shows at Levity Live in West Nyack, N.Y., and he invited them to a party. The address for the party “turned out to be his hotel,” she told CNN. When she and her friend arrived, “there was no sign of a party at all. He said he was going to make us drink and her and I were both a little nervous because it really didn’t look like he was about to throw a party. There was nobody else there,” Vitarelli said.
She alleged that Chris D’Elia started groping her and her friend, and when they tried to leave, he followed them to the door. “‘Are you sure you want to leave?’ And he pulled out his penis and it was fully erect. It was very uncomfortable for the both of us, and we knew we had to get out of there so we left as fast as we could,” Vitarelli told CNN Back in June, D’Elia denied multiple allegations of sexual misconduct after several women came forward.
“I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point. 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. That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better,” he said at the time.
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