Comedian Chris D’Elia sued for allegedly soliciting nude photos from a 17-year-old girl
A civil suit was filed accusing comedian Chris D’Elia of child sexual exploitation and violation of child pornography laws.
The plaintiff, who goes by the name of Jane Doe in the filing, says she was a 17-year-old high school student when she connected with D’Elia on social media in 2014. Her statement says the 34-year-old D’Elia knew the girl was underage, even commenting on a photo of her dressed for “spirit day” while at school.
The filing says the comedian invited her to one of his shows. She attended one in Connecticut where, the complaint says, he engaged in sexual activities with her before going on stage. During those interactions, the lawsuit claims D’Elia asked the plaintiff several times to tell him how old she was and she told him she was 17. (Connecticut law says the age of consent at 16.)
The suit also claims that the actor/standup comic has access to more than 100 nude photos of her in the time they stayed in contact over a period of 6-7 months after which she blocked Chris D’Elia.
Denying these claims, his spokesperson said, “Chris denies these allegations and will vigorously defend against them in court.”
Earlier, multiple women posted allegations of sexual misconduct against Chris D’Elia. He was then dropped as a comedian by CAA and Netflix scrapped an unscripted show that was set to co-star Chris D’Elia. Tig Notaro also replaced D’Elia in Zack Snyder’s zombie movie ‘Army of the Dead’.