Derwood wrote:squally1313 wrote:Derwood wrote:I would be interested to hear a detailed account from Ansari’s side, just to compare.
I am on a Title IX hearing board and I’m constantly fascinated by how different the two sides of every story are. Beyond basic misunderstanding/misinterpreting of the sexual encounters, there are often huge rifts between the most basic of details about who else was around, what time things happened, what happened the next day/week, etc.
I think he realizes that there's very little upside in him putting out some sort of 'well, actually, here's what really happened' statement. Put out a good apology, lay low for a while, and then move on. This isn't going to ruin his career. Honestly, it's probably not right, but I can't really think of him as a monster or a predator. I just picture him making his stupid sad puppy face and saying 'please?!?' like 30 times in a row.
Oh, I completely agree that he SHOULDN’T. I’m just curious what he remembers differently.
In a perfect world, sure. Actually, in a perfect world we'd actually know what happened. We don't, and we aren't ever going to. Given that it's highly unlikely that Aziz would come out and make himself look worse (given his brief statement, there's basically zero chance that's what it would sound like), all it would do is muddle the issue and turn it into a he said/she said, with generally the worst people on the internet picking sides.
In a courtroom, his story is important. But he's not getting convicted of a crime, and his life will continue to be far better than 99% of the American population. As it stands now, this could be a really important example of the deeply rooted flaws in our sexual culture (see the Vox article). Fair or not, in the grand scheme of things I'm willing to exile Aziz to some beachfront villa for a few months in order to get the bigger point across.