Penn Badgley is speaking out in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from his former “You” co-star Chris D’Elia.
Badgley, 33, and D’Elia, 40, starred with each other on the 2nd year of Netflix’s “You.” D’Elia, who has denied the claims that he preyed on underage ladies in the previous, portrayed a beloved comic who doubled as a sexual predator, drugging and assaulting underage girls.
“The idea that a display like ours would indirectly, unwittingly be a haven for persons who are abusive is disturbing,” Badgley instructed the Los Angeles Instances. “It’s really disturbing.”
In his denial of the allegations, D’Elia claimed he “never knowingly pursued any underage ladies at any level,” but his agent and supervisor both of those dropped him.
The former “Gossip Girl” star also termed for policy transform, indicating the method usually protects white people.
“And white gentlemen of a distinct breed, who are thriving and charismatic,” Badgley reported. “I think that we need to bear in mind that that is the stage of modify we’re wanting for.”
Badgley also stated “You” producers achieved out to actress Jenna Ortega, who appeared in scenes reverse of D’Elia, immediately after the allegations surfaced to make positive she felt protected.
Badgley joined comedians Whitney Cummings and Amy Schumer in addressing the accusations versus D’Elia. Cummings, who starred reverse D’Elia on her display “Whitney,” said she was “devastated” by the promises.
“This is a pattern of predatory conduct. This abuse of electric power is enabled by silence. Now that I’m conscious, I won’t be silent,” she wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Girls really should be ready to be a admirer of a comedian they admire devoid of currently being a sexual target. It’s the adult’s duty to be an grownup.”
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