Youtuber and comedian John Crist, 36, is back in the social media spotlight following an 8-month hiatus after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women last fall.
In a video that was shared on Wednesday to Instagram and Facebook, Crist said that he spent the break “working on my own mental health and my recovery and healing.”
That also included some time in a treatment facility writes People.com.
“I’ve made a lot of decisions that hurt myself, that hurt other people and that embarrassed myself and had consequences, and I can look you in the eye and own that.”
The allegations broke in November, 2019 when five women came forward to say that Crist “exploited his Christian reputation and platform to harass, manipulate and exploit young women over the last seven years.”
According to Charisma News, the station that originally broke the story:
“The allegations include, but are not limited to, individually sexting multiple women during the same time period, initiating sexual relationships with married women and women in committed relationships, offering show tickets in exchange for sexual favors and repeatedly calling these women late at night while drunk.”
After the accusations, Crist issued an apology, saying “Over the past number of years, various women have accused me of behavior that has been hurtful to them. 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,” People.com reported.