Sarah Silverman Recalls Louis C.K. Masturbating in Front of Her

Lawrence Kim
October 23, 2018

But it just seems like how people come forward and say "I did this and I have huge remorse and I want to make it right" ...

The comedian appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show on Monday and was asked about C.K., who has recently been making a comeback in comedy clubs after allegations emerged past year that he had masturbated in front of other female comedians without their consent.

She isn't comparing their encounters to what the women who reported the sexual misconduct to the New York Times last fall, because there was no power dynamic complicating their situation, Sarah said.

The comic, 47, speaking on The Howard Stern Show on Monday, said the incidents happened when both were much younger.

Silverman said she certainly isn't asking people to embrace C.K. again, but that she ultimately thinks his transgressions paled in comparison to those of Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, or others who chose to deny allegations made against them, specifically citing President Trump and recent Supreme Court appointee Brett Kavanaugh as examples.

Silverman said of C.K., "We are peers".

She continued, "Sometimes I'd go, 'F-k yeah, I want to see that!' ..." "We were only just friends". So, sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it. Sometimes I would say, 'F-ing no, gross, ' and we got pizza. I'm just saying at a certain point, when he became influential, not even famous, but influential in the world of comedy, it changes, ' she said.

Representatives for Louis C.K. did not immediately return a request for comment on Silverman's statements. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want.

She went on to reveal her own experiences with the comedian masturbating in front of her.

Silverman, who says she hasn't spoken to C.K.in three months, said there was a lot of amusing business going on in their orbit as young comics anyway.

"When I talk about Louis, it was a very different dynamic", she said.

"These stories are 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. "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", he said past year. "And I wielded that power irresponsibly". "He took away a day I worked years for and still has no remorse". And I've tried to learn from them. She told another story of a time when they stripped naked, threw their clothes off a roof, and then took the elevator down - completely nude - to get them.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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