HLN host Ashleigh Banfield blasts Aziz Ansari accuser for 'reckless' claims

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Grace came forward with her story when she saw Ansari wearing a "Time's Up" pin while accepting his win at the Golden Globes this year.

She met Ansari, a 34-year-old actor, writer, and comic, at an Emmy after-party some weeks before. "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".

"You have chiseled away at a movement that I, along with all of my sisters in the workplace, have been dreaming of for decades", Banfield said.

The short story is a 23-year-old Brooklyn based photographer went on a date with Aziz Ansari last year.

That is not to say I think Grace was, by definition, sexually assaulted, and I'm not saying Ansari is entirely responsible and should be stripped of his awards, his celebrity status and his job - but Weiss' statement discounts the value the story has in explaining how complicated and confusing and awkward sex can be for most people.

Following the broadcast, Banfield told TheWrap she made her on-air remarks because "it was just time someone said something out loud before the movement runs so amok we lose all the gains we've righteously achieved". They bonded over having the same vintage camera, exchanged numbers, and engaged in flirty text banter for a while before making plans. "He really kept doing it after I moved it away" [emphasis original].

The article, "I went on a date with Aziz Ansari". But it starts to turn after they finish eating and he rushes her out the door and back to his place while she would prefer to linger.

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And yet, boorish behavior similar to Ansari's-behavior that most pundits say they consider gross but not criminal, at least in Ansari's case-is routinely investigated as sexual misconduct on university campuses.

"I cried the whole ride home", said the woman.

Netflix, which has already faced criticism over its perceived mishandling of the and scandals, has not yet released a statement about these allegations against Ansari. Reason's own Elizabeth Nolan Brown thought both parties-as well as men and women in general-could benefit from more communication about sexual desires. She said she was made uncomfortable by a man - particularly a man who was in a position of power - something that probably all women can relate to. "There is a useful term for what Grace experienced on her night with Mr. Ansari". According to a text she saved that allegedly is from Ansari, he responded: "Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I'm truly sorry". Your sexual encounter was "unpleasant" at best.

He continued kissing her and then performed oral sex on her briefly, she claims.

The woman claims she expressed she was uncomfortable with what was happening on more than one occasion, but Ansari continued to be forceful with her, before she eventually left in a taxi he called for her. Taking advantage of a public position which allows them to pull on the kudos, benefits and emotions and intelligence of women, they find themselves exalted for treating women like human beings.

Banfield disagrees with Grace's opinion, and goes on to call it a "bad date". And in the absence of a scenario that seems likely to lend itself to the sort of renewed police investigations that have followed reports of Weinstein's conduct, the babe piece reads like an attempt to punish Ansari by other means.

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