"What she felt afterward—rejected yet another time, by yet another man—was regret," wrote Caitlyn Flanagan for The Atlantic in a column defending "Master of None" star Aziz Ansari after accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced over the weekend.
A 23-year-old woman who came forward anonymously on Sunday claimed she met Ansari last September at the 2017 Emmy Awards after party where she exchanged numbers with the comedian while on another date. The two eventually met up in New York City where Ansari wined and dined her one evening before taking her back to his apartment where she says she was "pressured" by Ansari for sex and oral favors.
She said that she refused to have sex with the comedian but allowed him to perform oral sex on her. That's when the woman claimed that her "verbal and non-verbal" cues should have been enough for Ansari to quit. But he didn't, she said.
In a statement shared with CNN on Sunday, Ansari said everything seemed fine, "In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers.
We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterward, we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual."
While feminists quickly took up for the anonymous woman, columnists like Caitlyn Flanagan spoke out in defense of Ansari calling it "revenge porn."
On Monday's segment of "Chewing the Fat" with Jeffy Fisher, Pat and the guys discussed the challenges for men and women in the #MeToo era.
Watch Pat's thoughts on the allegations above.