Christian comedian and YouTuber John Christ is apologizing after allegations of sexual misconduct by several women.
In a report published on Wednesday by Karishma News, the five women, whose names were intentionally changed from outlet to pseudonyms, came forward with allegations about Krist.
The outlet reports that “Christ has exploited his Christian reputation and platform to harass, manipulate and exploit young women over the past seven years,” several sources have alleged.
“Accusations include, but are not limited to, having multiple women in person over the same time period, initiating sexual relationships with married women and committed relationships with women, showing tickets in exchange for sexual favors, and bar- The bar is offered to call these women until late at night. Drunk, ”reports Karisma News.
In a lengthy statement released to Karishma News, 35, “apologized for the hurt and pain” that she caused various women, admitting that she “treated relationships with women very carelessly”, In some cases even negligently. ” Confirmed Christ’s statement through his rape.)
“Over the years, various women have accused me of behaving in a way that is painful for them. While I am not guilty of everything that I have been accused of, I admit to being guilty of this – I have treated relationships with women very carelessly, in some cases even negligently. My behavior is destructive and sinful, ”Christ began.
“I am committing sins against God, against women and the people I love the most. I have violated my own Christian beliefs, beliefs, and values, and have hurt many people in the process.
I am sorry for the hurt and pain caused by these women and I will continue to apologize to them. I have also hurt the name of Jesus and apologized to him, “he said. Mounted RI.
Crist further stated in his statement that he sought professional treatment to help with his “addiction struggle”.
“In recent years, I have personally sought and received regular professional treatment for my sexual sin and addiction struggles,” he wrote. While he continues his search for “medicine and freedom”, Christ announced that the rest of his 2019 tour dates have been canceled.
“I am committed to healing and freedom from my sin and all future commitments to cancel the rest of my tour dates this year and devote all my time and energy to being spiritually, mentally and physically healthy Has decided to postpone it.
” Christ, who made it to Pollstar’s Top 100 Tours globally list in 2019, sold more than 197,000 tickets for the ‘Human Being Tour’ according to his biography.
While Crist’s personal fight may come as a surprise to his 1.2 million Instagram followers, the comic stated that “most of my close friends – my family, team and close friends – have known about this fight for some time,” And now you do too. ”
He admitted, “I feel ashamed of my behavior and I am sorry to hurt so many people. I blame no one else but myself.
I am responsible for my actions and I have repented and Taking full ownership. I realize that it will be difficult for some people to ever forgive me, and I accept this as a result of my bad decisions and actions I am. ”
Christ concluded: “My entire career has been on stage, and even though I have shared many of my life’s struggles with my audience, I am constantly afraid of being exposed publicly to the darkest parts of my life. Lived with me.
My biggest fear has been that people who have loved and supported me will hate me if they know everything about me. I can now humbly Wishing forgiveness and kindness and love – not only to me but to those who are hurting me on my way. I’m sorry. ”
The news comes more than a month after country star Lauren Alaina revealed that she and Krist had split up just hours before Dancing with the Stars premiere in September.