John Crist Cancels Remainder of 2019 Tour after Being Accused of Sexual Misconduct
Comedian John Crist, whose YouTube videos about Christian culture have garnered millions of views and propelled him on the national stage with likes of megastars Jeff Foxworthy, Dana Carvey, and Dave Chappelle, has canceled his tour after admitting to “sexual sin and addiction.”
Crist, 35, pulled the plug on his “Immature Thoughts Tour” after Charisma Magazine began investigating allegations of manipulation and sexual misconduct described by at least five young women as sexting, harassment, and affairs.
Several of the women interviewed in the article also allege that numerous Christian leaders were aware of his behavior but did not intervene.
The Charisma article, published Tuesday, included a statement by Crist in which he admitted to behavior that was “destructive and sinful.”
“Over the past number of years, various women have accused me of behavior that has been hurtful to them,” his statement to Charisma read. “While I am not guilty of everything I’ve been accused of, I confess to being guilty of this—I have treated relationships with women far too casually, in some cases even recklessly. My behavior has been destructive and sinful. I’ve sinned against God, against women and the people who I love the most. I have violated my own Christian beliefs, convictions and values, and have hurt many people in the process. I am sorry for the hurt and pain I have caused these women and will continue to seek their forgiveness. I have also hurt the name of
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