(RNS) — John Crist’s upcoming Netflix holiday special and new book are on hold after allegations the popular comedian has used his celebrity status and Christian reputation to sexually harass women.
A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to Religion News Service on Thursday (Nov. 7) that the status of Crist’s special, entitled “I Ain’t Prayin’ for That,” is now up in the air.
It was set to appear on the video streaming platform on Thanksgiving.
In addition to the special, Crist was scheduled to release a book in March titled “Untag Me: The Subtle Art of Appearing Better Than You Really Are.” Its publisher — WaterBrook, a Christian imprint of Penguin Random House — sent a statement to RNS saying it was postponing publication of the book.
“WaterBrook takes the troubling allegations of sexual misconduct against John Crist extremely seriously,” according to the statement.
Those decisions come amid backlash against the comedian following allegations of sexual misconduct that first were reported Wednesday by ., a charismatic Christian magazine.
According to ., “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…
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