02 August 2020 00:36
Comedians And Actors React To Allegations That Stand-Up Bryan Callen Is A Rapist By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | August 1, 2020 | Comedian Bryan Callen has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape by four women, including MadTV alum Kathryn Fiore Tigerman. This comes shortly after Callen's friend and colleague Chris D'Elia was accused of grooming young women for sketchy sexual scenarios. Today, faced with allegations of horrid sexual misconduct, Callen posted a tweet in his defense: — Gabriel Tigerman (@GabrielTigerman) July 31, 2020 Last year I went to see Sebastian Maniscalco at The Comedy Store but when my date saw that Bryan Callen was opening he became visibly upset and said that he couldn't stay because Bryan had raped his girlfriend. — B R I A N A B U C K M A S T E R (@OfficialBrianaB) July 31, 2020 Some context: Whitney Cummings was close with D'Elia and Callen, and has made a joke of an incident in which the latter exposed his genitals to her without consent. Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba.
Following accusations of rape and sexual misconduct from four women in an article from The Los Angeles Times, comedian Bryan Callen has released a statement strongly denying the serious claims. Promising a lengthier response to the allegations to come in the next edition of his podcast, Callen immediately addressed each of the claims with a statement of his own. One of the accusers, Katherine Fiore Tigerman, alleged that Bryan Callen had held her down and forced her into sex despite her pleas for him to stop. According to Tigerman, the alleged incident happened at Callen's home in 1999 after the two had met many years earlier. Although she says she told a friend and her boyfriend about the incident after it happened, Tigerman says she wanted to keep the incident private so her father wouldn't find out--and potentially go to jail for assaulting Callen.
EVER," Callen said in his first statement on the allegations. Callen also specifically referred to Tigerman's rape allegation as "demonstrably false," insisting that they "BOTH agreed to have sex." Callen also says that after the alleged incident, Tigerman auditioned multiple times to play his character's wife on a show "that would have had us working together every day of years," adding that that's "not what rape victims do." Four women have come forward to accuse The Goldbergs' star Bryan Callen of sexual misconduct, one month after close friend and fellow comedian Chris D'Elia denied multiple allegations made against him. The Los Angeles Times published a lengthy article Friday morning detailing the allegations, with some dating back to 1999. Actress Katherine Fiore Tigerman told the newspaper that Callen had raped her that year in his bedroom after a night out. Another accusation of sexual misconduct occurred in 2009 when the actor met an American Apparel employee named Rachel Green.
Callen had visited the store the day before the assault happened and emerged from his dressing room in boxer briefs multiple times. Two more women, comedian Tiffany King and Starbucks barista Claire Ganshert also accused the actor of sexual misconduct. Callen has denied all accusations vehemently, saying in a statement to the Times: "Let me be very clear: I have never raped, forced myself upon any woman nor offered to trade stage time for sex. The famous Actor-Comedian Bryan Callen has been accused of s*xual assault and r*pe spanning multiple decades, by four women. In a Los Angeles Times story published Friday, former actress Kathryn Fiore Tigerman alleged that Callen r*ped her in 1999, with three other women describing of assault in subsequent years, including an alleged attempt to solicit a s*x act in exchange for stage time. Callen, whose credits include The Hangover, MADtv and ABC's The Goldbergs, denied all of the allegations in a statement provided to Entertainment Weekly, saying, "I have never r*ped, forced myself upon a woman nor have I offered to trade stage time for s*x. In the Los Angeles Times story, Kathryn Fiore Tigerman stated that she met Bryan Callen in 1994 after moving to L.A. She claims that after having dinner one evening, the two returned to Bryan's apartment, where he r*ped her. Another woman who accused Callen, said that he pinned her against the wall of the fitting room and started to kiss her against her will. A female comedian alleges that Bryan attempted to solicit oral s*x from her in exchange for stage time and money. And an aspiring actress, Claire Ganshert, maintains she had a four-year affair with Callen while he was married, beginning in 2012 when she was 23, and says that he told her women have a "biological, primal desire to be r*ped." These accusations have come in after Bryan Callen's fellow comedian Chris D'Elia was blamed for misconduct, whom Callen defended on his podcast. Bryan Callen has finally released a statement to put across his side of the story. His statement reads, "Let me be very clear: I have never r*ped, forced myself upon a woman nor have I offered to trade stage time for s*x. Yes my friend Whitney Cummings and I have ranted ad nauseum about showing her my penis on my podcast, which in no secret to anyone at this point anywhere. As to the woman who claims I r*ped her 21 years ago: that is demonstrably false. We got intimate and began to have s*x at which point she looked at me and said 'wait, I don't want to just be a one night stand.' I immediately stopped and we spoke about her expectations and our 5 year friendship. Bryan Callen, a stand up comedian and star of The Goldbergs, has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by four women in a report published by the Los Angeles Times. The 53-year-old is alleged to have raped Katherine Fiore Tigerman, an actor and comedian whose credits include the TBS series Wedding Band, in 1999. Another woman, Rachel Green, alleges that Callen tried to force himself on her during an encounter which took place in an American Apparel fitting room in 2009. RELATED: Chris D'Elia Netflix prank show not moving forward in wake of misconduct allegations The most recent allegation is from 2017 when Tiffany King, a comedian who previously performed at the same club as Callen, alleges that he offered her stage time and money in exchange for sexual favours. RELATED: Comedian Chris D'Elia denies allegations of sexually harassing teenagers Bryan Callen denies sexual assault allegations. Sources close to The Goldbergs say that Callen will not appear in the show's upcoming eighth season, but his absence is for plot reasons rather than as a response to these allegations. Callen denied each allegation made against him in the following lengthy statement Variety obtained from his representatives. Schooled star Bryan Callen issued a statement denying sexual assault allegations. "Let me be very clear: I have never raped, forced myself upon a woman nor have I offered to trade stage time for sex," Callen said. These accusations come less than two months after Callen's fellow comedian Chris D'Elia was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Some of D'Elia's accusers say they were as young as 16 at the time of the alleged encounters. Callen has also defended D'Elia in recent weeks, saying in an episode of his podcast The Fighter and the Kid that "he's still a friend." Standup Bryan Callen has denied sexual assault allegations brought forth by four women. "Let me be very clear: I have never raped, forced myself upon a woman nor have I offered to trade stage time for sex. Yes my friend Whitney Cummings and I have ranted ad nauseam about showing her my penis on my podcast, which in no secret to anyone at this point anywhere." "As to the woman who claims I raped her 21 years ago: that is demonstrably false. We got intimate and began to have sex at which point she looked at me and said 'wait, I don't want to just be a one night stand.' I immediately stopped and we spoke about her expectations and our five year friendship. And I can only hold my head up high, remain true to myself, my family, my audience and know that I will not allow the cancel culture to subvert what I know and as importantly, what these women know, is the truth."