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Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:35 PM

Louis C.K. Responds to Accusations: These Stories Are True

Source: NYT

Louis C.K. on Friday released a statement in response to a report published Thursday in The New York Times about several women who stepped forward to discuss experiences with him in which he committed acts of sexual misconduct. In his statement, Louis C.K. said, “These stories are true.”

The complete statement from Louis C.K. appears below:

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/arts/television/louis-ck-statement.html




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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:39 PM

1. Apologies are one thing

and this is a smart one. But forgiveness takes time and it has to be earned. It's up to him to him to earn it from here.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:40 PM

2. Aside from not having done what he did in the first place...

... I'm not sure there's much more one could ask from him than what's in this statement.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:40 PM

3. It appears that someone is "honest"..and apologetic...He admits he "hurt" people.

And is sorry for that. I guess some people tell the truth even if the truth is very ugly.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:58 PM

11. He's admitting it now after denying it in the past. And the reason he's admitting it now...

appears to be because of the fact there are now consequences to these types of accusations (for example his
movie premiere and Colbert appearance were canceled) and he's attempting damage control.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:46 PM

5. Holy shit. He admitted it.

Well. That's one hurdle that hasn't been crossed by most. Most of these shitbags go down kicking and screaming. (Moore, Weinstein)
It's a start anyway.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:47 PM

6. What a creepy SOB. At least he admitted it, though.

I don't understand the thought process that goes through someone's head that makes them think it's a good idea to take their penis out in front of someone in a non-intimate situation. I guess the same could be said for women, but I don't think I recall hearing many stories of powerful woman doing anything similar. Not saying it doesn't happen or can't, but that it doesn't seem to be something that happens nearly as often.

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Response to xor (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 06:48 PM

18. I have seen very drunk women get very sexually aggressive in bars.

Yes even to the point of crotch grabbing.

Most decent bars have security that disarms the situation.

And most men will not feel in danger in this awful situation, just extremely humiliated.

But is still wrong and these instances should be prosecuted.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:47 PM

7. That's pretty doggone profound.

Quite the confessional. Not making any excuses. And by Jove he SHOULDN'T!

I'm just amazed that this issue has gotten any traction at all. That it's being discussed openly. That so many women are coming forward - shit, I don't know ANY women who haven't had something icky and unwanted happen to them, including myself. I can't think of one who hasn't. And that some of them are finally being believed...

We're not over that one, either. But I'm noticing an evolution here - where the immediate gut reaction when a woman comes forward about this is NOT guaranteed to be "what was she wearing?" or "what did she do to bring this on?" There's still some blame-the-victim shit going on, but it's no longer the across-the-board "amen chorus". Now, more of these episodes are being taken a LOT more seriously.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:49 PM

8. It's a good apology, overall

He admits that what he did hurt others and he admits that he used his privilege (even if he wasn't entirely aware of it) to do things that were bad.

I feel like it would carry more weight if he hadn't been denying the accusations very recently, dismissing them as "rumours" as late as September (in an interview in the NYT here).

But he's gone a lot further in this apology than many (most?) men recently caught in a similar position.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:54 PM

9. FYI guys. Women don't want to watch you masturbate n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 04:26 PM

16. This is not always true.

But it's best to let them tell you first.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:54 PM

10. One Mississippi (Amazon Prime) did a show on this very subject in their second season ...

The show stars comediane Tig Notaro. Louis C.K. is listed as an Executive Producer, although he has not had any involvement with the show or Notaro in nearly a 18 months. The show streams on Amazon Prime.

From Business Insider:

One of the main storylines in "One Mississippi's" latest season involves a male executive masturbating in front of his female employee.

In an interview with The Daily Beast in August, Notaro spoke out about C.K. failing to address the rumors of sexual misconduct against him in the comedy community. In the interview, Notaro also expressed dismay over the fact that she felt people assumed C.K. worked on "One Mississippi" with her, when in fact he had "nothing to do with the show."

Notaro now fears that C.K. released her comedy album in 2012 to "cover his tracks" and make him "look like a good guy, supporting a woman," she told the Times.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tig-notaro-said-she-felt-trapped-by-association-with-louis-ck-2017-11

From the link: Notaro told The New York Times that she felt "trapped" by her association with comedian Louis C.K., after learning of allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:05 PM

12. I'm furious about what he's done but....

This needs to happen. Abusers need to admit to these abuses in order for the victims to heal and so we as a nation can figure out how to address this behavior hopefully before it starts.

Many of these cases will never result in a trial or conviction but these abusers still need to be punished - they should at least have some burden since they caused so much burden for the victims.

The victims deal with lost opportunities, lost ambitions, lost character development within themselves - it changes people and their path.

So LCK should be punished.... but because he is plainly admitting this I see possible rehabilitation for him. It's his turn for lost opportunities, lost ambitions, etc. So yes, he can have a career and he may be able to find a path that leads him back to nearly the same level of success one day but I don't think it's a good idea to ignore when an abuser confesses and seeks serious treatment.

No one is going to admit to these abuses if these types of mea culpa's are not recognized as different from those that run from their actions.

In cases like these I would be willing to forgive if an honorable path is chosen going forward.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:51 PM

13. If he was a republican he could have just prayed for forgiveness and everything would be better.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 03:13 PM

14. If he were a Republican

He would have not apologized and compared himself to Jesus

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 04:07 PM

15. I prefer reading that he is admitting it as opposed to calling the victims "liars."

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 04:30 PM

17. We have to face the facts

Sometimes good people do bad things.he will have to prove he has changed before he is forgiven.

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