Aziz Ansari was accused by an anonymous woman of sexual misconduct by the website Babe.net.
She was called “Grace” in a scathing report published with seemingly no reason other than to disgrace Ansari.
It ignited a debate about where to draw the line between sexual misconduct and innocent miscommunication and which Aziz is guilty of. I, along with just about every other rational adult in this country, believe in the latter.
And of course since the Internet exists, it wasn’t long before the 4Chan forums identified his accuser as photographer Abby Nierman, who works social media for Birchbox, CUPS, and GRANA.
Here’s a pic of a now-deleted tweet, and if you search her Twitter name “@abbyybba” along with Aziz Ansari on Google, you’ll see remnants of the conversation.
She took to social media in October to complain about him, but has since deleted any accounts (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) that mentioned him. Twitter was actually not deleted, but instead renamed to @Cheeto_Ego, which is now private.
The Internet archives can still find this tweet though: https://twitter.com/abbyybba/status/920387459367751685
She definitely fits the bill, as she’s a 23-year-old photographer from Illinois living in NYC. Her social media profiles were all named Snack Hoe, and she’s been confirmed on Internet forums to have been at the Emmys as the date of Ibanda Ruhumbika (The Late Show band’s tuba player).
Ruhumbika has yet to release a public statement about how violated he feels knowing Abby hit on another man while on a date with him.
She was shopping the story around for months before finally reaching Katie Way at Babe.net, so the assertion that she sought Babe because she trusted them is bullshit.
In fact, rapper Joe Budden even mentioned Aziz had an accuser out there on his podcast last year.
She was telling her story to anybody who would listen, and she was quick to cover that part up. But the Internet never forgets, and it didn’t take long to unmask her.
It’ll be interesting to see if she faces the same humiliation he did at her hands.
***Update 1/20/18 – It appears Abby started a new account under the Abbyybba username. She’s maintaining two separate Twitter accounts, one private and one public. Seems she does understand the difference between someone’s public and personal lives…just not for Ansari.