Her first-hand account was shared on Babe.net, where she has talked about her horrifying experience in detail. Grace explains that Ansari rushed her out of the restaurant they were in as soon as they'd finished eating and took her back to his apartment, where she says he immediately started making out with her, undressing her and undressing himself.
Grace claims she responded: "Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me".
Grace claimed that following an initial meeting at Ansari's apartment, and a whirlwind dinner at a NY restaurant, the pair travelled back to his apartment where he reportedly began "undressing her, then he undressed himself". She remembers feeling uncomfortable at how quickly things escalated.
He allegedly also stuck two of his fingers in her throat and then tried to insert them into her vagina. She also says that Aziz coerced her into having oral sex. When Ansari told her he was going to grab a condom within minutes of their first kiss, Grace voiced her hesitation explicitly.
Grace explains that the evening eventually ended, but not before she was allegedly forced to perform further sex acts, despite reportedly telling Ansari, "I don't want to feel forced because then I'll hate you, and I'd rather not hate you". She says she found the question tough to answer because she says she didn't want to fuck him at all. "But he kept asking, so I said, 'Next time.' And he goes, 'Oh, you mean second date?' and I go, 'Oh, yeah, sure, ' and he goes, 'Well, if I poured you another glass of wine now, would it count as our second date?'" She eventually got up and told the actor that she was going to call a vehicle to take her home.
Ansari or his representation have not commented on the accusations yet. "You ignored clear non-verbal clues; you kept going with advances". She told him that she didn't want to feel "forced", or she would "hate" him. It was at that time that her memories of the alleged incident flooded back.
An article in Babe reports the 23-year-old photographer, named only as "Grace" to protect her anonymity, describing in uncomfortable detail an encounter which allegedly took place last year after they met at an Emmy Awards afterparty. Ansari purportedly replied, "Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I'm truly sorry".
"I'm so sad to hear this", Ansari responded.
Grace said she never saw Ansari again, that is until she saw him win a Best Actor award at the 2018 Golden Globes.