• Comedian Chris D’Elia has been dropped by his agents at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) amid sexual misconduct allegations
  • His "You" co-star Penn Badgley also opened up about the issue and noted that the allegations are really "disturbing"
  • D'Elia has denied all the allegations that have been thrown against him

Comedian Chris D’Elia has been dropped by his agents at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) after several girls came forward and accused him of sexual misconduct on social media.

According to Variety, the news comes a few hours after his “You” co-star Penn Badgley publicly commented on the allegations. While making an appearance on the “Can’t Stop Watching” podcast, the 33-year-old actor revealed that the accusations against D’Elia are very “disturbing.”

“The idea that a show like ours would indirectly, unwittingly be a haven for people who are abusive is disturbing. It’s very disturbing,” Badgley said.

The star also explained that it is really “important” for people to understand that individuals like D’Elia take advantage of flawed systems and regulations to do their dirty work. He also shared that these flawed systems serve as a “haven” for “white men.”

“What is really important is to recognize the practices, the regulations, the laws that underwrite every one of these systems that act as a haven for the individuals that take advantage, namely white men,” Badgley said.

D’Elia has denied allegations claiming that he harassed and groomed underage girls on social media. In a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly, D'Elia said he knows he might have done things to offend people, but he has never knowingly preyed on underage women.

“All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me,” he said.

Maintaining that there was no truth to the allegations, the “You” actor said he was “truly sorry.”

Aside from his co-stars and social media users, streaming giants like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video also turned their backs on the comedian. Both streaming services deleted one of the episodes of the critically acclaimed series “Workaholics” that featured D’Elia as a “child molester.”

Apart from Hulu and Amazon, Comedy Central also took the decision to remove the controversial episode from all of its platforms. A spokesperson for Comedy Central confirmed with Variety that the episode is no longer streaming on any of the network’s platforms.

On June 15, a girl named Simone Rossi took to Twitter and released a series of screenshots that showed a conversation between her and a person who appeared to be D’Elia. Rossi tweeted that she was only 16 when D’Elia approached her on the micro-blogging website.

Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia
NBC's "Whitney" stars stand-up comedians Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia. Both have had their comedy specials appear on Comedy Central. Reuters