Louis C.K. has broken his silence after he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by five women in a New York Times expose.
One day after those women came forward, C.K. confirmed that they were not in fact allegations in a lengthy statement.
‘I want to address the stories told to The New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not,’ said the 50-year-old comedian.
‘These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d*** 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*** isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them.’
He went on to state: ‘The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.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.’
In September, he was asked about these long-rumored allegations by The New York Times and said: ‘I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors. If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real.’