David Cross Responds To Accusations Of Racist Behavior

The Arrested Development star is taking the recent allegations made against him seriously.

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, David Cross took to Twitter to address comedian Charlyne Yi's recent claims that he'd made racist comments toward her when they first met 10 years earlier. "This accusation from Charlyne took me by surprised [sic] and was deeply upsetting," he said in a lengthy text image post. "I would never intentionally hurt someone like that."

Admitting that he remembers meeting Yi, Cross, 53, noted that he does not recall acting negatively toward Yi. "I am NOT accusing Charlene of lying and I'm truly sorry if I hurt her, it was never my intention to do that. I do not remember it like she remembers it (and clearly we're quite a bit far apart on this) but I reached out to her privately and expressed that and more, including the possibility that perhaps we are both misremembering *exactly* what happened that night?"

He concluded, "Anyway, I can't believe I have to write this but I am not a racist nor a bully and loathe them in real life."

Just a day earlier, Yi recounted her first meeting with Cross, claiming that he'd made fun of her tattered pants, which she says she'd worn because she was poor. "Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me 'what's a matter? You don't speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong.'"

The House actress, 31, added that, upon seeing her upset, Cross "asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a southern accent." She noted that they'd been reintroduced years later and Cross had been clearly oblivious to having met her before.

In a separate tweet, Yi stated, "I can tell the difference between this man making a joke vs condescending me." She also expressed hope that Cross had changed or "at the very least, he's scared enough to not be his racist self."

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