Louis C.K. Admits The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Him Are True And Apologizes For Abusing His Power

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Multiple women have accused the comedian of masturbating in front of them.

After years of circulating rumors and unnamed sources, the alleged stories about comedian Louis C.K. masturbating in front of multiple women aren't alleged anymore. 

In a statement released today, C.K. admitted that the stories were true and apologized to the women and everyone else he hurt with his actions. 

“These stories are true,” the comedian said in a statement sent by his rep Lewis Kay. “At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d–k without asking first, which is also true." "

"But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d–k isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

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“I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position."

He continued, "I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it."

"There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.”

“I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work,” he wrote. "The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them."

"I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie. and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.”

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He concludes, “I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.

The statement comes after a piece in The New York Times ran that contained accounts from five different women who alleged sexual misconduct by C.K. Specifically the infamous story about how he invited female comedy duo Dina Min Goodman and Julia Wolov to his hotel room and asked them if he could take out his penis. 

They thought it was a joke — until he really did it.

“He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” Goodman said.

After the story came out, C.K's premiere for the controversial movie "I Love You Daddy" was canceled due to "unexpected circumstances, as well as his appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."

This is the first time the comedian has fully addressed the rumors that have circled him for years. 

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Emily Blackwood is an editor at YourTango who covers pop culture, true crime, dating, relationships and everything in between. Every Wednesday at 10:20 p.m. you can ask her any and all questions about self-love, dating, and relationships LIVE on YourTango’s Facebook page. You can follow her on Instagram (@blackw00d) and Twitter (@emztweetz). 

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