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Jeff Ross denies allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor

Comedian Jeff Ross denies ‘disgusting allegations’ of sexual misconduct with a minor and says the story has been ‘investigated numerous times’

  • WARNING: Story contains triggers 
  • Comedian Jeffrey Ross has vehemently denied allegations that he had sexual conduct with a minor 
  • Jessica Radtke alleged on social media last October that a series of incidents took place in a three-year-span   
  • Ross said in a lengthy statement in response: ‘Let me be clear, these disgusting allegations asserts against me are absolutely not true.’
  • He added: ‘I have never engaged in any sexual relationship with a minor’ 

Comedian Jeffrey Ross has vehemently denied accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor.

After claims began circulating on social media earlier this week, the comic posted a lengthy statement denying the ‘disgusting allegations’ that he says have been investigated ‘numerous times’ and now intends to take legal action.

Ross said, in part: ‘Let me be clear, these disgusting allegations asserts against me are absolutely not true. I have never engaged in any sexual relationship with a minor.’ 

Jessica Radtke made the allegations in a video she posted to social media last October that's receiving increased scrutiny amid recent sexual misconduct allegations against comic Chris D¿elia.

Denial: Comedian Jeffrey Ross, 54, has denied ‘disgusting allegations’ of sexual misconduct with a minor and says the story has been ‘investigated numerous times’

The comic was accused of sexual misconduct by woman named Jessica Radtke, who claimed he was 33 and she was 15 amid a series of incidents in a three-year-span between 1999 and 2001.

Radtke has set up social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram under the handle Iwas15hewas33 to detail her account of her alleged experience with Ross.

The screename references their respective ages, as she said their relationship began in 1999 in a video she posted to social media last October.  

The screename references their respective ages when she alleged their relationship began in 1999

The screename references their respective ages when she alleged their relationship began in 1999

Radtke claimed that the 54-year-old comic, a mainstay on Comedy Central celebrity roasts, sexually assaulted her and took inappropriate Polaroid photographs of her when she was underage.

However, Ross said in his response ‘This story is old news. It has been investigated numerous times and thoroughly reviewed and never published. The witnesses and evidence do not support these despicable allegations.’

He added: ‘I intend to take legal action based on these untrue horrific allegations because no one, no matter how sick they are, should be allowed to continue to try and benefit from false stories while attempting to destroy others.’

Radtke, in her clip, claimed she had documented her time with Ross, whose full name is Jeffrey Ross Lifschultz, with a series of photographs showing their time together and people they were associated with.

Radtke alleged that the 54-year-old comic sexually assaulted her and took inappropriate Polaroid photographs of her when she was underage, which he has vehemently denied

Radtke alleged that the 54-year-old comic sexually assaulted her and took inappropriate Polaroid photographs of her when she was underage, which he has vehemently denied

Radtke, in her clip, documented her time with Ross with a series of photographs showing their time together and people they were associated with during the timeframe she claims the incidents occurred in

Radtke, in her clip, documented her time with Ross with a series of photographs showing their time together and people they were associated with during the timeframe she claims the incidents occurred in 

Radtke said on Facebook that she’s seeking legal representation in New York and California to sue Ross and others associated with him in connection with the alleged incidents.

Radtke referred to an essay she allegedly penned in a class in 2005 after the relationship, in which she detailed how she moved to New York with her dad at the age of 14, and got a job as on the stand-up comedy circuit as a secretary for the Boston Comedy Club. 

The screename references their respective ages when she said their relationship began in 1999

Radtke alleged that the 54-year-old comic sexually assaulted her and took inappropriate Polaroid photographs of her when she was underage

Radtke, in her clip, claims she documented her time with Ross with a series of photographs showing their time together and people they were associated with during the timeframe she claims the incidents occurred in.

Ross finished his denial statement saying: ‘Although this accusation is false, I want there to be no doubt of my commitment to victims of sexual assault.’

Radtke detailed how she moved to New York with her dad at the age of 14, and got a job as on the stand-up comedy circuit as a secretary for the Boston Comedy Club

Radtke detailed how she moved to New York with her dad at the age of 14, and got a job as on the stand-up comedy circuit as a secretary for the Boston Comedy Club 

Moving forward: Radtke said on Facebook that she's seeking legal representation in New York and California to sue Ross and others associated with him

Moving forward: Radtke said on Facebook that she’s seeking legal representation in New York and California to sue Ross and others associated with him

Stalwart: The comedian last week appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! paying homage to late comedy icon Don Rickles

Stalwart: The comedian last week appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! paying homage to late comedy icon Don Rickles 

As the story began circulating on social media, comedian Griffin Newman said in a Tweet that he's heard information about Ross with details consistent with Radtke's account of events

As the story began circulating on social media, comedian Griffin Newman said in a Tweet that he’s heard information about Ross with details consistent with Radtke’s account of events

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