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Old 11-10-2017, 11:13 AM   #1141
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:20 AM   #1142
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Saw this coming, but Louis’ movie release just got canceled.
That's too bad. Poor timing, I guess.

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Old 11-10-2017, 01:34 PM   #1143
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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 dick 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 dick 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.

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.
I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.
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 them with.

I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.

The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I’d be remiss to exclude the hurt that I’ve brought on people who I work with and have worked with who’s professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy. I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. 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.

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.

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Old 11-10-2017, 02:13 PM   #1144
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:16 PM   #1145
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An honest response. No backpedalling or adding in information that confuses the main issue at hand. Hope he fixes himself. Hope the women are able to move on.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:25 PM   #1146
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Well, that and disappearing for a while are probably the best things he can possibly do. Hopefully he can mount a comeback someday.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:35 PM   #1147
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Am I the only one who finds his references to “my dick” unnecessarily crude and/or a poor attempt at some humor in what is otherwise a sincere apology?
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:37 PM   #1148
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Coming from him penis wouldn't have sounded right.
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Old 11-10-2017, 02:45 PM   #1149
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Coming from him penis wouldn't have sounded right.
Agreed. To me using dick just sounds genuinely him. Definitely cruder than called for, but definitely Louis.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:21 AM   #1150
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Am I the only one who finds his references to “my dick” unnecessarily crude and/or a poor attempt at some humor in what is otherwise a sincere apology?
One of my first thoughts too. How about all the talk of admiration? Not great.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:28 AM   #1151
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One of my first thoughts too. How about all the talk of admiration? Not great.
But it’s the truth. It’s what allowed him to do that.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:37 AM   #1152
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I guess for the most part. I think there's more to it with power dynamics and stuff rather than just admiration in some of these cases that we know about. But either way it's not really the place to focus on that 5 times in a relatively small statement.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:34 AM   #1153
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I guess for the most part. I think there's more to it with power dynamics and stuff rather than just admiration in some of these cases that we know about. But either way it's not really the place to focus on that 5 times in a relatively small statement.
But the simple fact in this case is that he only had the power in those situations because the victims did admire him. You’re not wrong that it’s all about power, but the root of his power here was his position as a hugely respected comic and writer. That’s why all the known victims are comics or writers.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #1154
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Bill Burr weighs in with some excellent comments.

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Old 11-16-2017, 07:59 AM   #1155
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I enjoyed and agree with what Bill had to say there


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