I’m in a gown, and I walked up to Aziz and said, ‘What’d you just shoot with?
’” Grace is a 23-year-old Brooklyn-based photographer, then aged 22.
“So it was like, ‘Okay, what if this is one of those types of guys and we just get the audience to love him?
And then pull the rug out from under them at the end and reveal that he’s actually not a good dude?
Grace says she sensed Ansari was eager for them to leave.
“When the waiter came over he quickly asked for the check and he said like, ‘Let’s get off this boat.’” She recalls there was still wine in her glass and more left in the bottle he ordered. “Like, he got the check and then it was bada-boom, bada-bing, we’re out of there.” They walked the two blocks back to his apartment building, an exclusive address on Tri Be Ca’s Franklin Street, where Taylor Swift has a place too.
“He probably moved my hand to his dick five to seven times,” she said. She compared the path they cut across his apartment to a football play.
“I stood up, and I’m like tipsy at this point and feeling really confident.When her plane landed back in New York the next day, she already had a message from him.They exchanged flirtatious banter over text for a week or so before he asked her to go out with him on Monday, September 25. The night would end with Grace in an Uber home, in tears, messaging her friends about how Ansari behaved.When they walked back in, she complimented his marble countertops.According to Grace, Ansari turned the compliment into an invitation.