Boise Reacts to Louis C.K.
After being accused by five different women of sexual misconduct, comedian Louis C.K. has owned up to his actions.
The Treasure Valley took to social media to express their thoughts on this awful string of events.
*the follow blog will contain explicit language*
Actor, writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian Louis C.K. has come forward and taken responsibility after five women (four named and one anonymous) claim that he pleasured himself in front of them at different times throughout his career. He released a statement early Friday morning:
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.
These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my (penis) 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 (penis) 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.
He closes his statement with the sentiment that he's going to step away from the spotlight as he deals with the repercussions of his actions:
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. Thank you for reading.
How is the Treasure Valley handling the news? Let's turn to Twitter:
This tweet which quotes part of Louis C.K.'s statement says it all:
For me, I always hoped that Louis C.K. was one of "the good guys." After all the sexual misconduct and assault accusations that are popping up from Hollywood's elite, it's difficult to know who to trust, look up to, or admire in 2017.
One thing is sadly certain. This is highly likely not the last case we'll see like this from an A-list celebrity.