Actor and comedian Louis C.K. released a statement addressing the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by five different women.
The comedian has admitted that the accusations were true and that his actions were an abuse of his power over women who admired him. He also admits to using his status to discredit these women.
Louis C.K. says he is “remorseful” for his actions, and has been attempting to learn from them.
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The comedian was accused by these women of performing masturbatory acts in front of them without their consent. According to the New York Times, Louis C.K. had canceled a lot of his appearances as the allegations surfaced.
After being contacted for an interview this week about the on-the-record accusations of sexual misconduct — encounters that took place over a decade ago — Louis C.K.’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said the comedian would not respond. “Louis is not going to answer any questions,” Mr. Kay wrote in an email Tuesday night.
Neither Louis C.K. nor Mr. Kay replied to follow-up emails in which the accusations were laid out in detail, or to voice messages or texts. On Thursday, the premiere of Louis C.K.’s new movie “I Love You, Daddy,” was abruptly canceled, and he also canceled an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”