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Comedian Bryan Callen Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Announces 'Leave Of Absence' From Podcast

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By Chris Barilla

Comedian Bryan Callen has now spoken out publicly denying the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him as of late.

The 53-year old 'The Goldbergs' star took to social media to post a candid long-winded video where he said that the claims about him were false, and shared that he would be taking an undetermined length "leave of absence" from his podcast 'The Fighter and the Kid,' which he co-hosts with former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub as this situation continues to transpire.

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"When you're in a situation like I am, you get a lot of advice from a lot of different people, and it usually falls into two different categories. They either tell you to post a statement and disappear or they say to lay low and let the news cycle pass you by," Callen explained in the video message he shared to social media to fill fans in on his position in the situation.

"Well, for better or for worse, I'm not doing any of that," he continued.

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"I never thought in a million years I would be sitting here defending myself against something I did not do 21 years ago. I categorically and absolutely deny all the allegations against me," Callen went on to defend himself by saying. "I wanted you to see me say that, I didn't want to post some stale statement. I wanted you to hear that come out of my mouth."

The post has since garnered nearly 70,000 likes and countless interactions underneath it.

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Callen was adamant that the claims, "are not things that I could do, those are not things that I would ever do. That is not how I have ever lived my life."

The comedian then added that he is a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement, saying that it is, "one of the most important movements of my lifetime, because of the first time in history it gives women recourse against the abuse of power, and that makes the world a better place."

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"But I also believe in due process, and we live in a very strange time where anybody can make an allegation against you and you are guilty until proven innocent. It's just a fact that social media and the press alone can act as judge, jury and executioner… [so] when something like this happens, this is pretty much the only way you can defend yourself," he went on to mention.

"I know the truth. And I can only hold my head up high, remain true to myself, my family, my audience and know that I will not allow the cancel culture to subvert what I know and as importantly, what they know, is the truth," the comedian concluded his argument.

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