When speaking with reporters from Vulture on the 16th of March, Adam Scott talked about Aziz Ansari, who recently found himself embroiled in a sexual misconduct controversy following the publishing of an anonymous letter online. As it was previously reported, an unknown woman wrote an open letter to the website, Babe.net, where she accused Aziz of sexual impropriety.
The 44-year-old actor showed restraint when talking about his former co-star on the set of Parks and Recreation. Adam, smartly, claimed that he didn’t want to say anything on record which could be misconstrued and taken out of context.
Scott said, “Aziz is doing great,” and that he was a “great and lovely” guy. Aziz, like many other stars in Hollywood, has kept a low-profile following the accusations made against him in public which were right before several prominent awards ceremonies.
As noted earlier in the article, a 23-year-old aspiring photographer described her encounter with Aziz as one of the worst nights of her entire life, following an awkward and “forced” sexual interaction.
The woman stated she felt uncomfortable with how fast the situation escalated physically and sexually. Despite giving him “signals,” the woman said Aziz persisted anyway.
In a statement released to multiple publications, Aziz acknowledged their interaction might’ve been distressing. However, he didn’t realize anything wrong was done on his part.
He said they went out on a date, had dinner, and proceeded to “engage in sexual activity.” Shortly after, the woman texted him and said she felt uncomfortable with what happened, and Aziz was “concerned.”
Either way, Aziz said he continues to support the women’s movement toward gender equality, and condemns the supposedly ubiquitous problem of sexual harassment in our society.
Amy Schumer – a close friend and acquaintance of Aziz – came out in support of the actor and said she didn’t think he should be in trouble. Amy said the point of the accusations was to make people realize that making women feel uncomfortable “was not ok.”