Louis C.K. Confirms That the Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Him Are True

"There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for," C.K. wrote in his apology.

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Louis C.K. has confirmed that the sexual misconduct allegations against him are true. Yesterday, The New York Times published a story in which five women stated that C.K. had masturbated either in front of them or while on the phone to them.

C.K. responded today with an apology, per Variety, in which he confirmed that all of the stories in the Times article are true.

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"All the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first," C.K. wrote. "But what I learned later in life, too, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn't a question. It's a predicament for them."

C.K. acknowledged that he had taken advantage of the women's "admiration" for him, and that his position of power in the comedy community had allowed his actions to go unchecked. "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 [the victims] with."

C.K. expressed remorse for "the scope of hurt" that he brought both for his accusers and for his collaborators. "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. I've brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother." He signed off with a pledge to "step back and take a long time to listen."

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