Comedian Louis CK has been accused by five women of sexual harassment. After years of rumours about him, women are finally coming out to talk about his inappropriate behaviour.
And now he has come out and said that these stories are true.
“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true,” Louis CK said.
“But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly,” he said.
After the rumours the distributor of his upcoming film, “I Love You Daddy’ cancelled the movie’s release, and Netflix also cancelled his stand-up special.
He also says that he cannot forgive himself. His is the latest in a slew of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood celebrities, ranging from Kevin Spacey to Harvey Weinstein.
“I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.”
“ I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years. I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother,” he wrote.
Recently, Harvey Weinstein was accused by several women of sexual harassment and abuse in the industry. Over a dozen women opened up about their instances of unsolicited sexual advances that Weinstein asked of them. And three women have accused the powerful film executive of rape. This prompted the #MeToo movement which has led to a slew of women speaking up about their encounters.
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