A Twitter thread of the allegations went viral on Wednesday night, with some women accusing D'Elia of sending them inappropriate messages and attempting to solicit nude pictures from them. Last week, multiple women on social media accused D'Elia of trying to engage with them sexually, some being as young as 16 when the alleged encounters happened.
Cummings and D'Elia starred together on the NBC series "Whitney," which Cummings created and based on her life.
On Thursday, D'Elia denied the accusations in a statement to TMZ.
"It's taken me a couple days to process the information I have learned about Chris. Now that I'm aware, I won't be silent," she wrote on Twitter on Saturday. This abuse of power is enabled by silence. This is a pattern of predatory behavior. "Girls should be able to be a fan of a comedian they admire without being a sexual target. It's the adult's responsibility to be an adult." I'm devastated and enraged by what I've read and learned.
That being said, I really am truly sorry. “I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better," he said. 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. That’s MY fault. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. I own it.
Their three-year relationship was a large part of the show, and D'Elia appeared in nearly every episode.” /> D'Elia played Alex Miller, the boyfriend of Cummings' character, which was a fictionalized version of herself. "Whitney" ran for two seasons on NBC before being canceled in 2013.


Whitney Cummings has broken her silence on the sexual misconduct allegations against Chris D'Elia, saying she's "devastated and enraged" by what she's learned.

He is repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
The cast of the Amazon comedy pilot "Good People" continues to grow, with Martin Short becoming the latest big name star to sign on to the project.
"Good People" centers on three generations of women working in the Ombusdmans office of a college navigate the current cultural climate, the concept of feminism across different generations, and the struggle to reconcile socially constructed ideas with current ethical views regarding complex issues such as sex, race, class, and gender.
Cummings is also writing and executive producing the pilot with Lee Daniels. Short joins previously announced cast members Lisa Kudrow, Greg Kinnear, and Whitney Cummings.
Amazon Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios will produce.” /> Kudrow will also executive produce along with Cummings and Daniels, with Daniels also directing the pilot.
Short is a comedy legend known for his roles in films such as "Three Amigos," "Innerspace," and the "Father of the Bride" films. He is also known for starring on shows such as "Primetime Glick," "Damages," and "Saturday Night Live." He and longtime friend and collaborator Steve Martin recently released the Netflix special "Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life." The two are also currently touring with their comedy show "Steve Martin and Martin Short: Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t."
He is of the “old guard” in terms of how he sees the world, and his casual sexism causes constant problems for the Ombudsmans office. Short has been cast as Dean Ed Brown, described as the self-satisfied Dean of Sacramento University who has no concept of what’s appropriate.