Comedy Central, Hulu, Amazon Prime Pull Chris D'Elia Workaholics Ep

In response to social media accusations that the stand-up comedian and actor sexually harassed underage women, Comedy Central, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have removed an episode of Comedy Central's Workaholics featuring Chris D'Elia (Whitney) as a child molester. First airing on the comedy cable channel in May 2011, first season episode "To Friend a Predator" followed Adam (Adam Devine), Anders (Anders Holm), and Blake (Blake Anderson) as they looked to bring a little "neighborhood justice" to D'Elia's character but actually end up partying with him instead.

A scene from the first season of Workaholics (Image: Comedy Central).

Other than that one episode, both streaming services are carrying all four seasons of the workplace comedy series. D'Elia's three stand-up specials, Man on Fire, Incorrigible, and No Pain were still available on Netflix as of Sunday afternoon, and he will not be appearing in the third season of You. D'Elia portrayed a character who harassed a 15-year-old girl and was eventually killed off. As of Deadline Hollywood's reporting, episodes of Whitney were still available through (though previous sitcom Undateable wasn't). Saying in a tweet that she was "devastated and enraged by what I've read and learned," Cummings tweeted: "This is a pattern of predatory behavior. This abuse of power is enabled by silence. Now that I'm aware, I won't be silent. Girls should be able to be a fan of a comedian they admire without becoming a sexual target. It's the adult's responsibility to be an adult." D'Elia portrayed Cummings' boyfriend on the series, a role that was written for D'Elia.

D'Elia released a statement earlier denying the allegations, writing, "I know I have said and done things that might have offended people during my career, but I have never knowingly pursued any underage women at any point," D'Elia said in a statement obtained by Deadline. "All of my relationships have been both legal and consensual and I have never met or exchanged any inappropriate photos with the people who have tweeted about me. That being said, I really am truly sorry. I was a dumb guy who ABSOLUTELY let myself get caught up in my lifestyle. That's MY fault. I own it. I've been reflecting on this for some time now and I promise I will continue to do better."

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