Hulu and Prime Video have pulled the “To Friend a Predator” Workaholics episode starring Chris D’Elia because pf unproven allegations, but it’s still available Stan.
The hit comedy series starring Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, and Anders Holm has had an episode featuring Chris D’Elia because of recent sexual misconduct and grooming allegations.
Chris D’Elia’s played a paedophile on the 8th episode of the 1st season of Comedy Central’s Workaholics entitled “To Friend a Predator” (a play on Dateline NBC ‘To Catch a Predator’) and Hulu, Comedy Central and Amazon Prime Video removed the video as soon as sexual misconduct allegations started to surface online.
Despite the allegations the episode is still available for streaming on Australia’s own streaming service Stan. The episode synopsis on Stan reads: “The guys’ love of Justin Bieber leads them on a hunt to expose and internet pervert preying on young Bieber fans. What to do when they discover he’s a cool-ass, weed smoking dude?”
Comedy Central spokesperson confirmed to Variety that the episode had been removed from the network, but Hulu and Amazon Prime have yet to address the the removal of the Chris D’Elia banned Workaholics episode.
Fellow comedian Amy his former co-star Whitney Cummings were quick to distance themselves from D’Elia after the initial grooming allegation was posted on Twitter.
Workaholics episode pulled after Chris D’Elia grooming allegations Tweet.
Cummings, who starred with him on her NBC sitcom Whitney, said she was ‘devastated and enraged’ after reading the accusations.
Other unconfirmed allegations against the D’Elia have surfaced accusing him of grooming multiple underage girls and soliciting nudes of them.
Chris D’Elia has denied all accusations made against him in a lengthy statement to TMZ.
“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,” D’Elia wrote.
He continued, “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 being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That’s MY fault. I own it. I’ve been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better,” the comedian concluded.
You can still catch the controversial “To Friend a Predator” Workaholics episode on Australia’s own streaming platform Stan, at least for now. So, hurry up and sign up for a free 30-day free trial and catch it before they remove it too.
If you don’t live in Australia you can sign up with the NordVPN for cheap and start binge watching Workaholics and other great exclusive content on Stan.
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