The Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman spoke to five women who have alleged that D'Elia behaved inappropriately. "In interviews with The Times, Holtzman and four other women told stories of aggressive, sexually charged overtures initiated by D’Elia, who is known to many young fans as Justin Bieber’s favorite comedian and has 2.4 million Instagram followers," wrote Kaufman. "All of the women — two of whom were not yet 18 when their communications with him began — described a flirtatious demeanor that escalated almost instantaneously. In one case, he allegedly invited two female fans to his hotel room, where he exposed his erect penis to them in an attempt to convince them to sleep with him. In another, he allegedly told a 19-year-old that he would meet up with her only after she performed oral sex on one of his friends." D'Elia declined to be interviewed by the article. One of the women, Simone Rossi, began reflecting on her experience with the comedian after seeing him play a pedophile on Season 2 of Netflix's You. As Kaufman adds: "Sera Gamble, the showrunner of You, declined to comment for this article, as did production company Warner Horizon Television and Netflix. (D’Elia’s three comedy specials and You remain on the streaming platform, which will release a Zack Snyder film, Army of the Dead, featuring the actor next year.)"
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