"In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual," Ansari said in a statement, issued shortly after the website Babe published a 23-year-old photographer's account of the evening in question. According to the story, she claims to have given verbal and non-verbal cues that she no longer wished to engaged in sexual activity.
Ansari's statement continued: "The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed OK,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem OK to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said."
"I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue," he concluded, seemingly referencing the #MeToo movement as well as Time's Up, which he supported at the Golden Globes, wearing both all black and a pin.