Louis C. K. admits sexual misconduct allegations are true
Comedian says he brought the pain to family and friends; Jonathan Hunt reports from Los Angeles.
Louis C. K., the comedian, who in November last year, admitted to the allegations of sexual misconduct, performed Sunday night at a New York City comedy club for what seemed like the first time since the allegations emerged.
Noam Dworman, the owner of the Comedy Cellar, told The New York Times that he performed a typical set that lasted about 15 minutes. He told the newspaper it turned out that he was testing new material.
A member of the public complained about the fact that overwhelmed by the set, while others appreciated the performance, ” he said.
“I understand that some people are angry at me. I give to my customers. Every complaint goes through me like a knife. And I care about doing the right things,” Dworman told the newspaper.
He told the newspaper that he was surprised C. K.’s reemerged so quickly.
“I don’t think it would happen, and as quickly as it came. I had thought that the first time that he would go to would be in a more controlled environment. But he decided to just rip the Band-Aid off,” he told the paper.
As a comedian there, told the newspaper that C. K. was well received by the audience and it was really, really good.”
Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry in November, suggested that the comedian either pleasured himself in front of them, asked to do it or did that via the phone. A fifth woman detailed her allegations against C. K. for the paper, but was not identified.
The comedian gave an official statement to Fox News at the time and expressed regret.
“I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women with the name Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia, who felt able to name and one who did not,” wrote C. K.
“These stories are true. At the moment, I told myself that what I did well was because I never showed a woman of my d–k without asking first, that is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, ask them to look at your d–k is not a question. It is a perilous situation for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I used that power irresponsibly.