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Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 9:03PM EDT
Why Sarah Silverman should be seen as being complicit in Louis CK's sexual misconduct scandal
Source: The Guardian
Silverman's revelation to Howard Stern on Monday that her friend Louis CK would masturbate in front of her with her consent begs the question: Why it took so long to speak out about that experience? "If she knew that Louis CK had a predilection for masturbating publicly and did not say anything when (comedian Rebecca) Corry made her original accusation and was abused online and sneered at by people who knew her and Louis CK, then she was always involved. Because she was complicit," says Hadley Freeman. "Let’s recap here, I say, putting on my Miss Marple hat. Louis CK had masturbated in front of Silverman multiple times. He had also done this in front of her sister, as Laura Silverman confirmed last year on Twitter. So, when Louis CK was insisting he definitely did not harass anyone, was there no part of Silverman that suspected he might be lying? How would that thought process even go? 'Yeah, sure, Louis asks if he can beat it in front of me all the time and he’s done it in front of my sister loads. But these other women claiming he does it in front of them? That doesn’t sound like my friend at all. Carry on, everyone!'"
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:25PM EDT
Sarah Silverman apologizes for her comments to Howard Stern after Louis CK accuser Rebecca Corry challenged her on Twitter
Silverman said on this morning's Howard Stern Show that her allowing CK to masturbate in front of her when they were both young comedians was different because they were equals at the time. “It’s not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them," Silverman said. "He could offer me nothing. We were only just friends. So sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F*cking no, gross,’ and we got pizza.” Silverman's comments promoted Corry to respond on Twitter: "To be real clear, CK had 'nothing to offer me' as I too was his equal on the set the day he decided to sexually harrass me. He took away a day I worked years for and still has no remorse. He’s a predator who victimized women for decades and lied about it." To which Silverman responded: "Rebecca I’m sorry. Ugh this is why I don’t like weighing in. I can’t seem to do press 4 my show w/out being asked about it. But you’re right- you were equals and he fucked with you and it’s not ok. I’m sorry, friend. You are so talented and so kind." Corry wrote back: "Thank you. I know exactly how you feel. I can’t seem to live my life without getting rape & death threats, harassed & called a cunt regularly for simply telling the truth. I’m sorry your friend created this situation. We deserve to do our art without having to deal with this sh*t." ALSO: Silverman saying she allowed Louis CK to masturbate in front of her helps no one and just creates false equivalencies.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
Louis CK accuser: "I’ve received death threats, been berated, judged, ridiculed, dismissed, shamed, and attacked"
It's been six months since Rebecca Corry came forward in The New York Times, and she has experienced everything from being mocked by Dave Chappelle to losing friends to numerous tweets of abuse from Louis CK defenders. "Speaking out feels like standing in front of the world naked under fluorescent lights on a really bad day," she writes. "I knew making myself so vulnerable would bring scrutiny from the outside, but my personal life has also been damaged by my decision to tell the truth." She adds: "Now I’m being asked if I think CK will make a “comeback.” The idea that CK reentering the public eye would ever be considered a 'comeback' story is disturbing. The guy exploited his position of power to abuse women. A “comeback” implies he’s the underdog and victim, and he is neither. CK is a rich, powerful man who was fully aware that his actions were wrong. Yet he chose to behave grotesquely simply because he could. The only issue that matters is whether he will choose to stop abusing women."
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 2:46PM EST
Dave Chappelle criticizes Louis CK’s accusers
Chappelle discussed the sexual misconduct allegations against CK, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose in his new The Bird Revelation special. The CK allegations, he said, were “like the turning point….His allegations was the only one that made me, like, laugh.” Chappelle criticized one accuser, in particular, saying that she had a “brittle-ass spirit” for alleging she had her comedy dreams ruined by CK’s masturbation.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Sexual harassment accusers describe the backlash: Louis CK accuser says she’s "getting death threats and I’m getting ripped apart”
In a discussion led by Rose McGowan, eight women described the consequences for coming forward. “I’m getting all this free hate every single day, by telling the truth that he’s actually admitted to,” says Rebecca Corry, one of Louis CK’s accusers.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
One of Louis CK’s accusers shares “one of the many many” hate-tweets she’s receiving
Comedian Rebecca Corry tweeted this morning that since speaking out in The New York Times, she’s been receiving “countless threats and attacks on me as a performer and person. This is what coming forward gets you and exactly why people are so reluctant to do so.”
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Louis CK accuser says his behavior was “common knowledge”
Source: New York Daily News
Comedian Rebecca Corry, one of Louis CK’s five accusers in The New York Times, spoke about her experience this morning on GMA. "It was just actually sort of common knowledge in the comedy world,” she said. “People made jokes about it all the time.” ALSO: Game of Thrones star Lena Headey slams Louis CK's statement: "The words you wrote are a sh*show of narcissistic c*ck soup...He didn’t apologize. FULL STOP. He wrote some stuff that he thought would make people still think he’s funny. He ain’t."
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 7:57AM EST
Marc Maron: Louis CK denied the sexual misconduct rumors to me, and “I believed my friend”
Source: WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
“I knew what most people knew,” Maron said at the beginning of Monday’s WTF podcast episode, in addressing his longtime friend Louis CK's sexual misconduct revelations. Maron said he didn’t know the extent of his friend’s behavior until reading about it in The New York Times last week. Yet Maron said he once did broach the subject with Louis CK, asking about the published rumors, and CK would respond: "No, it's not true. It's not real. it's a rumor," Maron also pressed him on why he didn’t try to put a halt to the rumors. Maron pointed out that he knew one of the accusers, Rebecca Corey, but she never told him about her experience. The problem, he said, is that for women, “there was no place for them to go with these stories. It's f*cking sad.” Maron admitted his guilt and “man brain” with not having empathy for what women have experienced when it comes to harassment. Maron also revealed that he, too, was the victim of sexual harassment in college when a male teacher kissed him on the lips after they went to lunch. “My body went into paralysis,” he said of the experience. “It was almost like a leaving the body kind of moment… I felt bad, and I carried that confusion and shame for a while.” Maron said he won’t apologize for Louis CK’s behavior, but he’s sticking by him as a friend. “I’m disappointed in my friend,” said Maron. “He did some gross sh*t. Some damaging sh*t…He f*cked up, and he’s in big f*cking trouble. So what am I going to do? I’m going to be his friend.”
- Jon Stewart and Robert Smigel issued a statement on their friend Louis CK: “It’s obviously very upsetting, and we hope the victims are finding some solace. We’re thankful that the culture’s finally changing and allowing them to feel safe enough to speak out.”
- Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari and other comedians are still with Dave Becky, Louis CK’s (now) ex-manager, who is accused of trying to silence CK's victims.
- While Poehler and Ansari sharing a manager with Louis CK isn’t a crime, their silence on his behavior is particularly glaring
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 4:32PM EST
Tig Notaro now feels “trapped” by her association with Louis CK after she learned about his reputation
In The New York Times’ bombshell story, Notaro said she learned about Louis CK’s alleged harassment soon after selling One Mississippi to Amazon with Louis CK on board as executive producer. Notaro felt an obligation to him because he released her 2012 comedy album, giving her career a big boost. “He knew it was going to make him look like a good guy, supporting a woman,” she says. “Sadly, I’ve come to learn that Louis C.K.’s victims are not only real,” she said by email, “but many are actual friends of mine within the comedy community,” she says, noting that one of his accusers, comedian Rebecca Corry, is a friend of hers. Notaro also confirms that One Mississippi's second season is a fictional treatment of the Louis CK allegations, including the masturbation scene. "We wanted to show that you can be assaulted without even being touched," she told The Times.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 3:42PM EST
Five women accuse Louis CK of Sexual Misconduct
Source: The New York Times
In an extensive report, The New York Times details the stories of five women who describe upsetting experiences with the comedian. In it, Courteney Cox and David Arquette confirm one incident. In 2005, they served as producers on a pilot in which Louis CK, a guest star, allegedly masturbated in front of one of the actresses, comedian Rebecca Corry. “What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful,” Cox said in an email to the New York Times, adding that she felt “outrage and shock.” Another woman alleged that when she worked on The Chris Rock Show, Louis CK, one of the writers, also masturbated in front of her. According to The Times, the women accusing Louis CK of sexual misconduct feared career repercussions. But his manager, Dave Becky, says he "never threatened anyone." Meanwhile, Louis CK's publicist, Lewis Kay, said "Louis is not going to answer any questions" about the allegations. (Interestingly, Lewis Kay also represents Erin Andrews, who was a victim of sexual misconduct.)