Louis C.Okay broke his silence on the sexual misconduct allegations made in opposition to him by 5 ladies with a prolonged assertion Friday. Below is his assertion to EW that he requested to be posted in its entirety:
I want to tackle the tales told to The New York Cases by 5 ladies named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt in a position to title themselves and one who did no longer.
These tales are honest. On the time, I acknowledged to myself that what I did modified into once k because I by no manner confirmed a woman my dick with out asking first, which is additionally honest. Nonetheless what I realized later in life, too gradual, is that while you can maybe presumably also merely like vitality over one other person, asking them to glimpse at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a jam for them. The vitality I had over these ladies is that they admired me. And I wielded that vitality irresponsibly. I had been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And bustle from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I realized the day long gone by the extent to which I left these ladies who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious round diversified males who would by no manner like set them in that build.
I additionally took relieve of the fact that I modified into once widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their myth and brought hardship to them when they tried because people that glimpse as a lot as me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t deem that I modified into once doing any of that because my build allowed me to no longer deem about it.
There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I like to reconcile it with who I’m. Which is nothing compared to the duty I left them with.
I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a correct instance to them as a person and given them some steering as a comedian, including because I admired their work.
The toughest remorse to reside with is what you’ve done to harm but any other person. And I can rarely wrap my head all the scheme in which via the scope of hurt I precipitated them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve precipitated people that I work with and like worked with who’s honorable and private lives had been impacted by all of this, including projects on the 2nd in manufacturing: the solid and crew of Better Issues, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Like You, Daddy. I deeply remorse that this has brought destructive consideration to my manager Dave Becky who simplest tried to mediate a assert that I caused. I’ve brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who like given me so powerful; The Orchard who took of endeavor on my film, and every diversified entity that has bet on me via the years. I’ve brought anxiousness to my household, my friends, my children and their mother.
I like spent my long and lucky profession talking and pronouncing anything else I need. I’ll now step motivate and seize a in point of fact very long time to hear.
Thank you for reading.
Last three hundred and sixty five days, Louis C.Okay. had denied industry whispers of misconduct in an interview, pronouncing, “they’re rumors, that’s all that is.” Since The New York Cases describe on Thursday, Louis C.Okay.’s alternate companions like issued statements distancing themselves from the comedian to varying degrees. Netflix canceled an upcoming deliberate stand-up special (but will relieve his earlier specials), HBO pulled his mutter material from its On Seek records from library, FX says the topic is “under review,” and The Orchard has scrapped its thought to distribute his film, I Like You, Daddy.