ORIGINAL: Using the pseudonym 'Grace', a woman recounted meeting Master of None star Ansari at the 2017 Emmy Awards after-party. She says they exchanged numbers and, after a week of texting, eventually went on a date.
The night allegedly ended with Grace in tears, feeling upset and violated.
"When the waiter came over he quickly asked for the check and he said like, 'Let's get off this boat.'" she told feminist website, Babe, saying she was surprised by the abruptness. "Like, he got the check and then it was bada-boom, bada-bing, we're out of there."
When they got back to Ansari's TriBeCa apartment, Grace says "[i]n a second, his hand was on my breast." Babe reports that Ansari then started "undressing her, then he undressed himself. She remembers feeling uncomfortable at how quickly things escalated."
The publication says Ansari allegedly ignored Grace's "verbal and non-verbal" cues to not have sex.
"I cried the whole ride home. At that point I felt violated. That last hour was so out of my hand," Grace says. "I didn't leave because I think I was stunned and shocked. This was not what I expected. I'd seen some of his shows and read excerpts from his book and I was not expecting a bad night at all, much less a violating night and a painful one."
Grace also shared alleged screenshots of text messages from Ansari in which he apologises for his behaviour after told him how uncomfortable he had made her.
"I'm so sad to hear this," the texts read. "Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I'm truly sorry."
“It took a really long time for me to validate this as sexual assault,” Grace told Babe. “I was debating if this was an awkward sexual experience or sexual assault. And that’s why I confronted so many of my friends and listened to what they had to say, because I wanted validation that it was actually bad,” she continued.
“I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz. I was not listened to and ignored. It was by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had.”
Ansari hasn't yet responded to the allegation.