Two women have come forward with sexual-misconduct allegations against comedian Chris D’Elia.
Megan Drust and a woman who asked to be anonymous, joined Laura Vitarelli to speak to the media.
Drust alleges that when she was 26, D’Elia, whom she considered an acquaintance at that time, asked her for a ride home from a restaurant in West Hollywood, D’Elia exposed himself to her without her consent.
The second women, who work as a manager at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, when D’Elia stayed thre in March 2018 for a performance at the Masonic Cleveland theater. The women told that, the D’Elia called the front desk around midnight to ask for assistance regarding a broken air conditioner, since there was no electrician on duty at that time, she went to D’Elia’s room in an attempt to help, found D’Elia naked and she left that room immediately.
Vitarelli says she and a friend were invited by D’Elia to a party in 2015, when they met him after one of his comedy shows, but when they arrived at the address he gave them, it turned out to be his hotel, and no one else was in the room.
After making drinks for Vitarelli and her friend, she told the reporters that the comedian sat between them on the couch and put one of each hands down their backsides and started groping them.
Vitarelli and her friend felt uncomfortable and found an excuse to leave D’Elia’s room, but D’Elia followed them to the door and said “are you sure you want to leave?”
Vitarelli said, “it was very uncomfortable to us” and they left as fast as they could.
Comedian Bill Dawes, who has opened for D’Elia, that he has a history of exposing himself to people. Also added, he just seemed really profligate, with the way he would go after women, sleep with women and expose himself to women. When Me Too Movement began, a lot of comedians thought of D’Elia.”