Jeff Ross has come forward to vehemently deny the allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman when she was a minor.
Another comedian is stepping forward to deny allegations of sexual misconduct. We've recently borne witness to the apology circuit from Hollywood's rich and famous for various reasons. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Ansel Elgort, Chris D'Elia, and many others have faced career-altering accusations, and Jeff Ross can add his name to the list.
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A woman who goes by the screenname "Iwas15hewas33" has come forward with allegations that she was in a "relationship" with Ross when she was 15. Things reportedly began back in 1999, and the woman has released a video sharing her story, along with photos of herself with Jeff Ross and memorabilia from his shows, famous roasts, and other events. She accuses him of taking explicit photos of her when she was underage and also claims that the comedian raped her while she was trying to sleep.
Jeff Ross has denied the allegations against him, calling it "old news" because the woman has previously come forward many years ago. In a lengthy message he shared with social media, Ross insinuates the woman has mental health issues and writes, "These disgusting allegations asserted against me are absolutely not true. I have never engaged in any sexual relationship with a minor."
He also stated that the woman and her husband have been harassing him for years and these accusations have already been investigated. You can read through Ross's message in full below and watch the woman's video, as well.