Yesterday, news broke of a story alleging that comedian and Master of None star Aziz Ansari had acted inappropriately in a sexual manner towards a young photographer he met at last year's Emmys after-party.

The photographer, who went by the pseudonym 'Grace' in the story published by the website, alleged that Ansari had persisted in pushing her for sex when she returned to his apartment after their date and ignored her 'non-verbal cues' that she did not want to continue. She claimed that he repeatedly moved her hand towards his penis, would not let her move away from him and continuously stuck his fingers in her mouth, amongst other things.

Now, Ansari has responded to the allegations with a statement that you can read below:

"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 afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual.

The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed okay,’ upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said.

I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue.”