Ansari skips

Indian American actor Aziz Ansari gave the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards – where he was a nominee – a miss Jan. 21 after an anonymous woman accused him of aggressive sexual coercion during a date in 2017. Ansari responded by saying the interaction was “consensual.” (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)

LOS ANGELES — Indian American actor Aziz Ansari, who was nominated for an ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series’ for his role in “Master of None” at 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, skipped the ceremony amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Ansari did not even receive an applause when all the nominations were being announced during the ceremony held Jan. 21, reports

The actor was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman with whom he went on a date in 2017.

The winner of the award, William H. Macy, however, mentioned the actor’s name in his acceptance speech in paying tribute to the other nominees, including Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) and Marc Maron (“GLOW”).

A 23-year-old Brooklyn photographer accused the “Master of None” star of aggressive sexual coercion during a date in an article on

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