John Crist cancels tour amid sexual harassment allegations

John Crist attends the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University on Oct. 15 in Nashville Tennessee

John Crist attends the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards at Lipscomb University on Oct. 15 in Nashville Tennessee

Crist's specialty is poking fun at Christian culture, and he has amassed a large social media following based on that approach.

The Christian comedian - who recently dated Lauren Alaina - issued a statement on Thursday, following a Wednesday report from Christian magazine Charisma News. In an article published today, five women accused him of conduct ranging from unwanted sexting to "offering show tickets in exchange for sexual favors". Another woman claimed that when she and her boyfriend met Crist in 2017, he admitted to them both that he was a sex addict; when she and Crist later met alone for what she thought would be the beginning of a mentoring relationship, he tried to kiss her and later sent her sexual text messages, she claimed.

"I'm committed to getting healing and freedom from my sin and have made a decision to cancel my remaining tour dates this year and to postpone all future commitments in order to devote all my time and energy on getting healthy spiritually, mentally and physically", he said. In a statement released this week to Charisma News, he acknowledged that he has been accused of multiple instances of misconduct, and confessed to treating relationships with women "far too casually" or even "recklessly".

"My behavior has been destructive and sinful", he continued. I've sinned against God, against women, and the people who I love the most."I have violated my own Christian beliefs, convictions and values, and have hurt many people in the process". I am sorry for the hurt and pain I have caused these women and will continue to seek their forgiveness.

"I have also hurt the name of Jesus and have sought His forgiveness", Crist wrote. I don't blame anyone but myself.

The Christian comedian added that he takes responsibility for his actions. He boasts 2 million followers on Facebook and 1.2 million on Instagram, and more than 500,000 people subscribe to his YouTube channel, where his videos have garnered more than 100 million views.

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"I realize it will be hard for some people to ever forgive me, and I accept that as a result of my bad decisions and actions", he noted.

Crist concluded: "My entire career has been lived out on stage, and even though I've shared many of my life struggles with my audiences, I've lived in constant fear of the darkest parts of my life being exposed publicly". I now humbly seek forgiveness and mercy and love - not just for me, but for those I've hurt along my path.

Crist is known for viral videos called things like "Millennial International", "Honest Football Coach" and "Lady with a Bible Verse For Every Situation".

The son of a pastor, Crist is the third of eight children and was raised in the south. "Coming from a background like that, how do you NOT write jokes?!" he said on his website about where he finds inspiration to write jokes.

Crist had a Netflix special that was set to debut later this month, but a spokesperson for the streaming service told CNN those plans are now on hold. "When they turn him down, then he holds the ticket over them and says 'Why have you been talking to me? I think the local church is our only hope for change in America, that said... we do some weird stuff".

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