Chris D’Elia Accused of Possessing Child Pornography in Sexual Exploitation Suit

Chris D'Elia Accused of Possessing Child Pornography in Sexual Exploitation Suit

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Jane Doe, who was 17 at the time of the alleged misconduct.
Chris D’Elia was charged Tuesday with sexual exploitation of a minor and soliciting child pornography in a federal trial.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Jane Doe in a U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claims that in 2014, D’Elia, then 34, sexually abused Doe when she was 17 and demanded to be sexually explicit  photos of her after meeting her on social media. A spokesperson for D’Elia said: “Chris denies these allegations and will vigorously defend himself against them in court.”

According to the lawsuit, D’Elia met Doe after directing her to Instagram and invited her to attend a comedy show. Prior to the meeting, D’Elia reportedly requested the accused’s Snapchat information and, after a few initial messages, requested a nude photo. According to the lawsuit, she continually requested photos and Doe eventually sent her 5-10 nude photos before meeting in person.

When they finally met before a show at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, Doe took a friend to meet D’Elia in her hotel room, but apparently D’Elia would not have opened her hotel door before departure. of the friend. During this first meeting, D’Elia “ordered Mrs. Doe to lie on the floor, take off her shoes and pants and give her a blowjob” and “about ten minutes after she arrived in her bedroom. ‘hotel, the defendant D’Elia had sex with Ms. Doe, “according to the complaint. Doe told D’Elia that she was 17 and in high school, according to the lawsuit. They had another one. sex after the show, according to the complaint.

After their meeting, Doe says D’Elia requested more explicit images and, in total, sent her “over 100 sexually explicit photos and videos” over six or seven months, half of which were sent while Doe was minor. After 2015, Doe reportedly stopped most contacts and blocked him on Snapchat in 2017.

Doe seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages and a court order that would prevent her from owning or taking action with Doe’s photos.

After several women released allegations of sexual misconduct against D’Elia in the summer of 2020, CAA scrapped the comedian as a client and Netflix dropped an unscripted show that was scheduled for co-star D ‘Elia. Tig Notaro also ended up replacing D’Elia in Zack Snyder’s zombie flick Army of the Dead. D’Elia denied the allegations, saying in a statement: “I have never knowingly prosecuted an underage woman at any time.”

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