In a series of tweets published late Sunday, actress and comedian Charlyne Yi shared a story detailing the first time she met comedian David Cross. The incident took place 10 years ago, when Yi was 20 and Cross was in is early 40s, and it did not go well. After making fun of her pants—which Yi says were tattered because she was “poor”—Cross balked at her silent reaction by saying, “What’s a matter? You don’t speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong.”
When Cross realized Yi was offended, Yi claims, “he asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a southern accent.” After sharing the story, Yi tweeted:
Last night, Cross responded to Yi’s allegations on Twitter, claiming he doesn’t remember the incident, but that he apologizes if he hurt her. He also claims to have “[reached] out to her privately” to discuss whether or not they are both “misremembering” the events of that night.
Skeet Ulrich, current Riverdale cast member and former star of teen movies like Scream and The Craft, has added his own voice to the choir of people claiming Harvey Weinstein’s abusive behavior was an open secret in Hollywood for decades.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Ulrich said (emphasis mine):
“I knew. Most people knew. I had dinner with someone who is one of the most famous women on the planet — I won’t say who it is — who has not come out, who told me similar things.… There is nothing you can do. I mean, what am I gonna do? I can’t step up, certainly then, on allegations. Honestly, and I think it’s what most people faced: How do you cut your livelihood from a very powerful corporation on something that you don’t know what the facts are?”
“I was like, ‘Guess what guys I got a Groupon for this cool restaurant. We gotta go. Who wants to go with me?’ I am trying. They be like, ‘No Tiffany we pay for it,’ and I’m like, ‘No let’s get it on a discount. We can use that money to help kids or something!’...I’m probably going to be cheap with my money for a long time. You know I’ve been homeless, so it’s like, ‘Yeah it’s here now but will it be here in 5 years?’ I don’t know.”
Tiffany Haddish, on her undying love for Groupon