Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct. Somewhat over a month after comic Chris D’Elia was accused of sexual misconduct, one in every of his closest associates can be on the heart of allegations. According to a new report from the L.A. Times, 4 ladies have gone on the file to accuse comic and The Goldbergs star Bryan Callen of sexual assault and misconduct.
The allegations span again to 1999, when former MADtv forged member Kathryn Fiore Tigerman alleges Callen raped her. Tigerman informed the Times that she watched the allegations towards D’Elia play out final month, and when Callen’s identify started to be talked about she felt “relief” and thought, “‘Oh, I’m not by myself in this. I finally feel powerful against him.’ And if I can give that feeling to somebody else, that would be great.”
Like Tigerman, three different ladies shared their allegations towards Callen intimately with the Times. A former American Apparel worker named Rachel Green accused Callen of pinning her towards a dressing-room wall in 1999 and kissing her, which she instantly reported to her co-workers. Claire Ganshert, who was an aspiring actress when she met Callen in 2012 when she was 23 and dealing at a New York espresso store, stated she had a four-year affair with Callen whereas he was married, and that he informed her in 2016 that ladies have a “biological, primal desire to be raped.”
A comedian named Tiffany King additionally alleged that, in 2017, Callen tried to strain her to provide him oral intercourse in alternate for stage money and time at a time when he knew that she was struggling financially. “It was so humiliating. He was somebody I looked up to as a comedian who had control over something I loved,” King informed the Times. “If it had been another woman, she could have done it and killed herself the next day because she felt so horrible.”
In a press release to the Times, Callen denied all the allegations. “Let me be very clear: I have never raped, forced myself upon any woman nor offered to trade stage time for sex. EVER,” his assertion learn “I know the truth. And I can only hold my head up high, remain true to myself, my family, my audience and know that I will not allow the cancel culture to subvert what I know and as importantly, what they know, is the truth.”
Callen accused Ganshert of “mud-slinging” so as to “get her name in the press.” Ganshert informed the Times that what Callen did to her when she was younger was “more in the gray area,” including, “I think that story is relatable. I am not a victim but I’m standing up for that 23-year-old girl by saying that a 45-year-old man should have known better.”