Actor Ben Stein has compared his alleged sexting scandal to "an episode of 'Monty Python'" after a woman accused him of pestering her for saucy snaps.
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The "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star admits he met Tanya Ma, 24, at an airport in California earlier this year and stayed in touch with her, but he has dismissed her claims that he took the relationship too far.
Ma, who is a performance artist, told the New York Post, "He said he'd read my blog, and I gave him my contact information. We texted for about four months, then he asked me to send him pictures... After a while, he started asking for more racy photos... (Then) he wanted to place me in a hotel near where he lives... It just started to get weird."
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However, the married actor is adamant Ma's allegations are not true.
He compares the story to an episode of comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus," and adds, "She is a person I have only met for less than five minutes at an airport. I have never touched her, I have never had any sexual contact with her.
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"I should get a medal for helping this woman. This is a person who appealed to me for money. She said she would send me some examples of her performance art. Some of those examples were racy, and some were not. I just don't get what I have done wrong. She is mad at me because she wanted more money... I didn't expect anything from her."