“Arrested Development” star David Cross responded to allegations of racism against a fellow performer, saying he does not remember the incident in question.
Actress Charlyne Yi shared the story on Twitter on Monday, in which she said that when she first met Cross, he made fun of her pants, and then proceeded to make racist remarks.
On Tuesday, Cross reached out to Yi, saying he didn’t remember the incident and that it sounded “WAY, way out of character,” asking her if they could chat via direct messages to clear things up.
Later in the day, the actor/comedian posted a statement reiterating that he could not remember the incident, saying, “I would never intentionally hurt someone like that.”
On Thursday, a Twitter user weighed in on the controversy, tagging Cross’s wife Amber Tamblyn with her Twitter handle. This earned a rebuke from the former “Joan of Arcadia” star.
“He said he was sorry, publicly, several times,” tweeted Tamblyn. “Please don’t @ me in conversations dragging my husband. Thanks.”
Yi herself felt the same way, and tweeted that her intention in sharing her story was not to bring about attacks on either Cross or Tamblyn.
“I don’t support anyone who has taken this tango between @davidcross & I to use it as an opportunity to threaten or spread hate onto him & @ambertamblyn,” she wrote, adding: “When both David & my walls fall down, hopefully we can have a heart to heart, & laugh & cry. Communication from the heart is the only way.”
Following her tweets, Cross responded by issuing an apology, telling Yi he’s “sorry that I hurt you and that this whole thing played out as it did. I look forward to communicating whenever you see fit.”
The exchange between Cross and Yi on Twitter was captured in full in a Twitter Moment.