Louis CK admits to allegations of sexual misconduct, releases statement : World, News
Disgraced and dealing with monetary fallout over allegations of sexual misconduct, comic Louis C.Ok. issued an announcement Friday wherein he acknowledged accounts of him masturbating in entrance of colleagues are true and expressed regret for wielding his affect “irresponsibly.”
The comic mentioned the harassment claims by 5 ladies detailed in a New York Instances report printed Thursday “are true” and that he “can hardly wrap my head across the scope of harm I introduced on them.”
“There may be nothing about this that I forgive myself for,” he wrote. ” And I’ve to reconcile it with who I’m. Which is nothing in comparison with the duty I left them with.”
He apologized to the solid and crew of a number of tasks he is been engaged on, his household, youngsters and pals, his supervisor and the FX community, amongst others.
The 438-word assertion ends with the comic vowing to cease speaking and go away the highlight, sating “I’ll now step again and take a very long time to pay attention.”
Louis CK has put out an announcement. “These tales are true,” he says. pic.twitter.com/8oCH7YhqnF
– Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 10, 2017
The comic stepped ahead on the identical day the indie distributor The Orchard mentioned it would scrap the discharge of C.Ok.’s movie “I Love You, Daddy.” C.Ok. has already been edited out of the upcoming HBO profit “Evening of Too Many Stars” and his work is being scrubbed from the cable community’s vaults.
Extra fallout got here Friday when Netflix mentioned it won’t produce a second deliberate standup particular starring the comic, citing his “unprofessional and inappropriate habits.” He had been tapped for 2 specials, with the primary airing in April. At the least 5 of the comic’s stand-up specials stay on Netflix.
Primarily based on Louis CK’s habits, we don’t make his second get up particular.
– Netflix US (@netflix) November 10, 2017
C.Ok. is the most recent high-profile man caught in a flood of accusations that started after an October report within the New York Instances alleging that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had sexually harassed or assaulted a number of ladies. Others who face sexual harassment or assault accusations embrace “Home of Playing cards” star Kevin Spacey and filmmaker Brett Ratner.
Louis CK, Roy Moore, it is like one each half hour now. MAYBE IT FINALLY IS THE END OF MEN.
– Hanna Rosin (@HannaRosin) November 9, 2017
The widening allegations have additionally reached former “Gossip Woman” actor Ed Westwick. The BBC scrapped a TV collection within the wake of rape allegations in opposition to Westwick. The broadcaster additionally paused filming on the 1980s-set sitcom “White Gold,” which stars Westwick. He has been accused of raping two ladies, costs he denies. On Instagram, he referred to as the allegations “unverified and provably unfaithful.”
Actor Jeremy Piven additionally took to social media to as soon as once more declare his innocence of sexual misconduct, saying on Twitter he hopes the string of sexual harassment allegations will result in “a constructive dialogue on these points” however warned about “false accusations.”
“We appear to be getting into darkish instances – allegations are being printed as details and lives are being put in jeopardy with out a listening to, due course of or proof. I hope we may give folks the good thing about the doubt earlier than we rush to judgment,” he wrote.
Piven, who has been accused by two ladies of sexual misconduct, faces a recent accusation made in opposition to him from an promoting government. Tiffany Bacon Scourby advised Individuals journal that Piven held her down whereas he carried out a intercourse act at a resort 14 years in the past.
Jenny McCarthy additionally reiterated an allegation she made in opposition to Seagal, saying she fled from a 1995 audition with Seagal after he repeatedly requested her to take off her garments for an element that did not require nudity.
The previous Playboy mannequin recounted her encounter with Seagal throughout a tryout for “Below Siege 2” on her Sirius XM radio present Thursday, a day after actress Portia de Rossi accused Seagal of unzipping his pants throughout an audition.
McCarthy mentioned Seagal was the one particular person within the room when she confirmed as much as learn for her half, she mentioned. After declining his invitation to take a seat subsequent to him on a sofa, McCarthy, who mentioned she purposefully wore a loose-fitting garment to the audition so the main target could be on her performing as a substitute of her physique, mentioned Seagal requested her to take away her garments. When McCarthy countered that she was advised the half did not require her to be bare, she mentioned Seagal advised her that it concerned “off-camera nudity.”
“I do know you need to have a lovely physique beneath there. Are you able to decrease it so I can see your breasts,” she recalled Seagal saying.
A consultant for Seagal did not instantly return a request for remark Friday, however a Seagal spokesman has denied McCarthy’s accusations to The Day by day Beast. McCarthy advised the identical story to Movieline in 1998.