Comedian Aziz Ansari responds to sex misconduct allegation

Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.

Ansari says he apologized for encounter he believed was consensual

A woman says Aziz Ansari assaulted her in his apartment after a date. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Comedian Aziz Ansari has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct by a woman he dated last year.

Ansari said in a statement Sunday that he apologized last year when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his apartment he said he believed to be consensual.

The woman, identified as a 23-year-old photographer in an interview with Babe.net, says she was furious when she saw Ansari was wearing a "Time's Up" pin while accepting a Golden Globe on Jan. 7.

Ansari, left, wore a "Times Up" pin to the Golden Globes. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

She said it brought back memories of him assaulting her after a date in his apartment.

The next day, the woman texted Ansari letting him know that she was upset with his behaviour that night.

Ansari says he was surprised and apologized.