As quickly as she noticed his title, Katherine Fiore Tigerman broke out in a chilly sweat. Her shirt damp, she scrolled by the textual content messages from her finest good friend alerting her that comic Chris D’Elia was being accused of sexual misconduct by scores of girls on Twitter. She’d by no means watched the comedian’s stand-up. She simply knew that he was the perfect good friend of Bryan Callen, a fellow comic and actor. And Callen, she’d lengthy informed these closest to her, had as soon as raped her.

Lightheaded, she logged onto Twitter to scan the allegations. She discovered that many of the tweets referred not simply to D’Elia’s supposed misconduct however to that of his tight circle of male comedians.

“My first thought was: ‘Is one thing going to occur with Bryan?’” Tigerman recalled. “Studying all of the feedback, I assumed: Right here it comes. I’ve identified how horrible this individual is for 20 years. And perhaps I’m not the one one.”

In a press release to The Instances, Callen adamantly denied raping Tigerman and mentioned that their encounter was consensual.

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