DailyMail.com has obtained comedian Chris D’Elia’s email exchanges with three of his accusers where he asked how old they were and in one case, turned one down when she said she wasn’t 18.
D’Elia has been accused by multiple women now of requesting nude photographs from them, sending lewd texts and pulling out his erect penis in front of others.
Some say he tried to get them to go backstage at his shows when they were underage and that he blackmailed them with illicit photographs they sent. The women first shared their claims on social media but some have since provided screenshots of conversations with him to The LA Times.
On Thursday, DailyMail.com obtained fuller versions of some of the exchanges.
One is with Coleen Riley, who he met in 2014 when she was 16.
After inviting her to L.A. to ‘make out’, she told him: ‘Chris, I’m 16.’ Riley posted that exchange on Twitter last week but she did not include his response.
He replied: ‘Oh sh**. I thought you were at my [standup] show. Gotta be 18 [to get into that] at least. My bad. Bye.’
Coleen Riley shared this photograph of herself with D’Elia on Twitter last week along with screenshots of their emails which his camp say are incomplete. It was taken in 2014 when she was 16 and he was 34
This is the exchange between D’Elia and Riley in November 2014. He asked her to visit him
When Riley shared them on Twitter, she did posted all of the emails apart from D’Elia saying he thought she was 18 and signing off
One is between D’Elia and Clara Schaller who last week posted a 2012 message in which he said he wanted to have ‘naked sex’ with her.
She said she was 17 at the time. D’Elia’s team shared an email exchange showing that he asked her: ‘How old are you?’
She replied, jokingly, with: ’12’.
He responded: ‘Answerrrrr,’ and she replied: ’24?’
It’s unclear what happened next and whether or not they ever met. Schaller appears to have now deleted her Twitter account and the accusations.
Simone Rossi, another woman, accused him of asking her to send him photographs of herself and ‘make out’ with him when she was 16.
She emailed him years later saying: ‘I’m 21 now and dtf’.
D’Elia asked Clara Schaller how old she was more than once when they exchanged emails in 2012
Clara Schaller, another accuser, shared these emails on Twitter last week. D’Elia’s team has now revealed emails in which he asked her how old she was repeatedly and she replied saying she was 24
A user named Simone Rossi accused the comedian of sexual misconduct on the social media site. D’Elia says she later emailed him saying she was ’21 now and down to f**k’
In 2019, Rossi emailed D’Elia to say she was ’21 now and dtf’ – an acronym for down to f**k
There are other women who say he tried to solicit them for sex when they were underage or without him asking how old they were.
D’Elia hit out at all of the claims last week, saying that while he’d been ‘caught up in his lifestyle’, all of his relationships have been consensual and legal.
He is best known for playing a predatory comedian on the Netflix hit show You.
Earlier this week, D’Elia was dropped by his agent at CAA.
He released a statement saying: ‘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.’
Chorus of voices: Other women emerged with similar stories accusing D’Elia of misconduct
D’Elia, 40, was dropped by CAA this week
‘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.’
Penn Badgley, the star of You, said the claims ‘deeply affected’ him and that he was ‘very troubled’ by them.
Others in the comedy community took the opportunity to poke holes in D’Elia’s professional abilities, linking them to his alleged misbehavior.
‘If you cowards had fired Chris D’Elia a long time ago for being bad at the job (standup comedy) he wouldn’t have had time to creep,’ comic Amy Miller tweeted. ‘But you LIVE to say “good set” to men taller than you.’
Django Gold said, this Chris D’Elia s*** is wild, but I guess it’s always the first person you suspect.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to D’Elia’s reps for comment.
D’Elia played comedian Joshua ‘Henderson’ Bunter on the Netflix series You. His character is a predatory comedian who likes young girls