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:
These women are an example of courage and resilience. I hope Louis truly feels shame for his behavior, but I have big doubts.
— Chelsee Rohmiller (@chelsrohmiller) November 10, 2017
Now theres sexual harrasment aligations against Louie CK… I don't know how much more of this i can handle.
— jesse (@jesseatkins11) November 10, 2017
I find it perplexing that a great artist like Louis CK could also be deeply troubled
— TJ Lemieux (@kingtjlemieux) November 10, 2017
Really Louis CK?! Hurts. (Former) Idol of mine doing things so inexcusable. Very disappointing, keep your dick in your pants, literally
— Joe Confalone (@joeconfalone) November 10, 2017
“Not masturbating in front of others" is the absolute minimum standard of human decorum to observe, and yet, Louis CK couldn't manage that?
— Miz Parker (@mizpahka) November 10, 2017
As long as it isn't David Spade or John Goodman, I really don't care about these male celebrities accused of misconduct like Louis CK and Kevin Spacey.
— Kyle Dey (@KyleEDey) November 10, 2017
This tweet which quotes part of Louis C.K.’s statement says it all:
"If someone tells you that you hurt them, you don't get to decide that you didn't." -Louis C.K.
— Bradberry Sauce (@intensenerd) November 9, 2017
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.