“Chris denies these allegations and can vigorously defend towards them in courtroom,” the spokesperson informed Fox Information.
Filed in California on behalf of a Jane Doe, the go well with — a replica of which was obtained by Fox Information — alleges that D’Elia, now 40, sexually abused a 17-year-old lady in 2014. He was additionally accused of demanding sexually specific pictures from her after they met by way of social media.
Moreover, the go well with alleges that the comic “psychologically punished” the teenager when she refused to observe directions relating to the pictures.
In response to the courtroom docs, Doe, a fan of the star, messaged D’Elia on Instagram earlier than he instructed they impart over Snapchat. Messages from the comic allegedly “turned sexual in a short time” and he started to ask for nude pictures of Doe.
“Ms. Doe despatched Defendant D’Elia roughly 5-10 sexually specific pictures and movies of herself earlier than she met him in particular person,” the go well with reads. “Ms. Doe was solely 17 years outdated on the time.”
The docs allege that D’Elia turned incessant that they meet in particular person, so she deliberate to attend a stand-up comedy present in Connecticut.
D’Elia allegedly instructed they “hang around” earlier than the present and put “strain” on the younger lady to reach early. He’s accused of inviting Doe as much as a particular ground within the hotel-casino he was set to carry out at, and he or she went upstairs with a good friend, cautious as a result of he didn’t present a room quantity.
In response to the go well with, Doe despatched a message to D’Elia when she and her good friend arrived on the right ground, however D’Elia responded, saying he would not open his room door till the good friend left.
After the good friend left, Doe was invited into the resort room, the peephole of which had a direct view of the elevator. As soon as within the room, the pair engaged in small speak till D’Elia allegedly started performing sexually specific acts.
Throughout their encounter, the go well with stated Doe made her age explicitly clear a number of instances. He allegedly stated that was “scorching.”
Having by no means had intercourse earlier than, Doe was feeling “confused” about their encounter and returned to the comic’s room after his present and had one other sexual encounter that left her feeling “disgusted and defeated.”
Communication between the 2 was restricted for a number of months, the go well with stated, and he allegedly ultimately resumed his requests for specific pictures and movies, unfollowing her on social media if she didn’t comply, and re-following her when she did.
“Over the course of six or seven months, Ms. Doe despatched Defendant D’Elia greater than 100 sexually specific pictures and movies,” the go well with claims. “Of these pictures and movies, roughly half of them have been whereas Ms. Doe was a minor.”
Moreover, the comic was accused of allegedly demanding Doe “have intercourse with boys her personal age, however beneath the situation that she would ship him movies of herself doing so.”
D’Elia allegedly “attacked [Doe’s] self-confidence” and would ship her degrading messages when she didn’t comply together with his guidelines.
In response to the docs, D’Elia additionally would allegedly often recommend Doe have intercourse together with his pals.
Finally, contact ceased between the 2, in line with the docs, till Doe despatched D’Elia an e mail in 2019 after seeing him play a comic book that preys on younger ladies within the Netflix present “You.”
Within the correspondence, Doe informed the star that “she had been too younger for what he had executed to her and that she would by no means be in contact with him once more.”
For those who or somebody you already know is affected by abuse, please contact the Nationwide Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.
Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report