Ashleigh Banfield Escalates Feud With Reporter of Aziz Ansari Story

The woman, who went by the name Grace in the article to protect her identity, said the pair eventually went back to Ansari's apartment, where the comedian quickly initiated a sexual encounter.

Ansari responded to allegations saying he was "surprised and concerned" but that "by all indications was completely consensual".

In it Bunch argues the allegations against Ansari are "nothing like the ugly tales of sexual abuse that have wafted out of Hollywood over the past six months or so" which have given rise to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

"What takes this out of the realm of a really bad date and into the realm of something that is publicly significant?" asked Ed Wasserman, dean of the journalism school at the University of California, Berkeley.

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"You make the decision", she said.

"Your date got overly amorous". After protesting his moves, you did not get up and leave right away. "By your own clear description, this wasn't a rape, nor was it a sexual assault". To me this reads to me like a really, really bad date. Is that what victimized you to the point of seeking a public conviction and a career-ending sentence against him?

"What you have done in my opinion is appalling".

The tell-all interview could potentially destroy his career and reporter Ashleigh Banfield posted a scathing criticism of Grace's actions for a number of reasons. "Instead of helping women in this frenzy to send these (male chauvinist) "pigs" to the abattoir [slaughterhouse], it actually helps the enemies of sexual liberty - religious extremists and the worst sort of reactionaries", she wrote in an open letter. "You have chiseled away at a movement that I, along with all of my sisters in the workplace, have been dreaming of for decades". "And all the gains that have been achieved on your behalf and mine are now being compromised by allegations that are reckless and hollow".

Her rant came days after Ansari spoke out with his side of the story on Sunday.

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"The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay, ' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable".

I can't help but think Ansari and the photographer are both pathetic and doing a disservice to an important grass roots movement. This reckoning was long overdue, and hard won.

The site claims that the essay's echo effect across the Internet is product of its ineffective reporting, and that the piece ultimately "ended up opening up a conversation that did us no good at all".

The woman's claims did not involve force or violence.

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According to the woman, she was repeatedly "pressured" by Ansari to have intercourse, which they didn't, and to perform oral sex, which she says they did. Following the encounter, Ansari arranged for an Uber to pick her up, she said. Wendy Williams wondered on her talk show, January 16, after hearing about the news. She calls the account "3,000 words of revenge porn" from a scorned woman and, in one paragraph, refers to Grace as "shallow", "desperate", "cruel", and stupid. "I know I was physically giving off cues that I wasn't interested". I'm not sure what more you might want from the situation. In a statement, Ansari did not deny any of her specific claims, but he didn't validate Grace's experience, either.

I'm an avid supporter of #Time'sUp and #MeToo, but I feel like this didn't need to be shared. "This was not what I expected". The way your colleague Ashleigh (?), someone I'm certain no one under the age of 45 has ever heard of, by the way, ripped into my source directly was one of the lowest, most despicable things I've ever seen in my entire life, ' expressed Way.

Ansari has said he apologized immediately after the woman told him about her discomfort during an encounter he believed to be consensual. Even if you think men can violate people by accident - which is a controversial should be horrifying to anyone to discover that you accidentally violated someone. He has portrayed himself as a down-to-earth man who understands women, feels their disdain for dating in the modern age. "You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances". "All I can say is, it would never be my intention to make you or anyone feel the way you described". Ansari texts back, telling Grace, "I'm so sad to hear this".

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