“I made a lot of poor choices in my personal life. I made a lot of decisions that hurt myself, that hurt other people and embarrassed myself and had consequences and I can look you in the eye and own that.”
Comedian John Crist shared a personal video message on social media today, thanking supporters and making apologies – but not excuses.
“I had a problem and I needed to get some help.”
Following sexual misconduct allegations made in a November 2019 Charisma News article, Crist admitted to “destructive and sinful” behavior and says that his first instinct was to defend himself, but knew he “needed to take the time to fix the broken pieces.”
While Crist was in a treatment facility for four of the past eight months, his sister sent letters of support to him from the public that were “certainly undeserved based on decisions I made in my personal life but incredibly humbling to receive.”
A major component of his comedy was to point out hypocrisy in society. He says, “The most embarrassing part of this whole thing is that the biggest hypocrite was me.”
Crist ends the video by promising to continue to get help and to become a part of the solution.
“I can’t wait for the future. I’ll see you soon.”