Comedian David Cross responded to racist allegations made by actress Charlyne Yi Tuesday. 

In a series of tweets Sunday, Yi recounted her and Cross' first meeting 10 years ago when the comedian reportedly made numerous racists remarks toward her.  

"I think about the first time I met David Cross ten years ago & he made fun of my pants (that were tattered because I was poor)," Yi tweeted. "Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me 'what's a matter? You don't speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong.'"

Yi continued to say that upon next interaction with the comedian, that Cross did not acknowledge their previous encounter. 

"Then after he saw I was offended he asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a southern accent. Then a few years later he was re-introduced to me after my comedy show with his girlfriend at the time & he said 'Hi nice to meet you.'" 


Cross responded with a series of tweets as well and was dumbfounded by the allegations by Yi. 

"This seems crazy and WAY out of character for me." Cross added, "Charlene, I don't remember this at all! It's bonkers to me and WAY, way out of character. DM me so I can understand all of this." 

When Yi did not initially respond to Cross' apologies, the comedian made a formal statement in response. 

"I would never intentionally hurt someone like that. I do not remember doing this when I met her." Cross added, "I am NOT accusing Charlene of lying and I'm truly sorry if I hurt her ... I am not a racist nor a bully and loathe them in real life." 


Before her twitter chain, Yi added her remarks of the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, tweeting with the trending tag #MeToo

"If all women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed spoke up, we might have a better idea of how big & damaging this problem is. #MeToo," Yi tweeted.