Christian comedian John Crist returned to social media on Wednesday after an eight-month hiatus during which he sought help following accusations of sexual misconduct.
“It has been over eight months since I posted anything on the internet and for a guy who used to post content literally every single day, that has felt like forever,” Crist said in a new Instagram video.
In 2019, the beloved comedian canceled his tour, had his Netflix special put on hold and a book postponed due to sexual misconduct claims made by several women. The allegations included sexting multiple women, having sexual relationships with women who were married, and giving away tickets to his shows in return for sexual favors. As a result, Crist decided to stop everything in his professional life to get help.
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“Let me say first and foremost. Thank you for the love and care and support that you guys have shown me. It meant the world,” he said in response to the outpouring of prayers he received.
“I was in a treatment facility for four months and I was away from my phone and my sister would just send me letters from people that had reached out to me or sent a letter to our office, our website and people that caring for me, and concerned about me, praying for me, wishing for my restoration and healing. I’m incredibly humbled to receive that support, certainly undeserved based on decisions that I’ve made in my personal life, but incredibly humbling to receive.”
The Christian comedian, who was popular for making fun of the western church culture, admitted that he was surprised to receive so much support from those in his community.
“I had assumed that I lived in a community of people that would be the first to look down on me and judge me and point fingers at me and I felt nothing but the opposite throughout this whole process. Let me just say how hopeful and encouraging that was to be working on my own mental health, and my recovery and healing and have a bunch of people rooting for me and supported me meant the world,” he testified.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law