Netflix is mulling whether to cancel John Crist’s comedy special amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the popular Christian comedian, but has already pulled the special from its calendar.
In an email to The Christian Post on Nov. 7, the day after Charisma News ran a story about multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Crist, a Netflix spokesperson who asked not to be identified said the debut was being held off.
Earlier this year, it was announced that Crist would have a comedy special titled “I Ain’t Prayin For That” scheduled for release on Netflix on Thanksgiving Day.
“Ladies and gentlemen, listen, very important. Your boy, yours truly, will be bringing his next standup comedy special to Netflix, everybody!” Crist said in a Facebook video in October. “The rumors are 100 percent true, ladies and gentlemen. This Thanksgiving Day, my comedy special ‘I Ain’t Prayin’ for That’ will be available worldwide.”
The page on Netflix’s website that initially promoted the comedy special now shows a site error message, as it did when CP visited the site on Friday morning.
On Nov. 6, Charisma News broke the story that five women have accused Crist of sexual misconduct, including sexting, having sexual relations with married women, and giving away show tickets in return for sexual favors.
“Many of the stories relayed to Charisma follow a similar pattern of behavior: Crist would initiate contact through social media, cultivate a flirty relationship and then initiate (or attempt to initiate) sexting and other sexual activities in addition to emotional manipulation,” reported Taylor Berglund of Charisma.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski