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Comedians And Actors React To Allegations That Stand-Up Bryan Callen Is A Rapist

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 1, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 1, 2020 |


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Comedian Bryan Callen has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape by four women, including MadTV alum Kathryn Fiore Tigerman. This comes shortly after Callen’s friend and colleague Chris D’Elia was accused of grooming young women for sketchy sexual scenarios. At that time, plenty of comedians condemned D’Elia and any who condoned his bad behavior. Meanwhile, Callen expressed disbelief and quietly deleted any of his social media posts that included D’Elia. However, that didn’t stop Netflix from canceling his and D’Elia’s in-the-works prank show.

Today, faced with allegations of horrid sexual misconduct, Callen posted a tweet in his defense:

Comedians, actors, and other Hollywood creatives took to social media to respond.

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The @latimes just published this article by @amykinla about the repeat offenses of Bryan Callen. Thank you to the brave women coming forward and sharing their stories. You are saving the women who may have come after you. And to the comics who are annoyed with me for standing with these ladies what are you so afraid of? Available on my number in my bio if anyone wants to talk about Bryan or any one else who has sexually assaulted you. @bryancallen have a nice day.

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Some context: Whitney Cummings was close with D’Elia and Callen, and has made a joke of an incident in which the latter exposed his genitals to her without consent. Cummings eventually denounced D’Elia. We’ll report if/when she responds to the Callen allegations.

We also await public comment from Brendan Schaub, Callen’s co-host on The Fighter and the Kid podcast. There, the two both expressed shock over the D’Elia allegations. As Callen’s tweet promises, it will be where he—and possibly Schaub—will address the LA Times expose in full. For now, Callen is featured in Schaub’s pinned tweet, a sponsored content post advertising Pure Spectrum CBD.

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.


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