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"19 sources came forward to talk to me of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact from CW showrunner Andrew Kreisberg (of #TheFlash, Supergirl, etc). He has been suspended. https://t.co/zLbirn1FEA"Read more from Twitter
Jon Stewart laughed off Louis C.K. allegations last year. (Stewart's been friends with Louis for 30 years, btw): https://t.co/VvHAiLG383— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 10, 2017
Louis C.K.'s apology:
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.
Thank you for reading.
George Takei has denied the allegations made to The Hollywood Reporter which claimed the actor had groped a male model in the 1980sRead more from PEOPLE.com
Rebel Wilson says a male star "in a position of power" asked her to anally penetrate him with her finger, while others tried to film and laughed https://t.co/cVkURFBIRk— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 11, 2017
"Page Six: Gal Gadot will sign on for a Wonder Woman sequel only if accused sexual harasser Brett Ratner is removed from the franchise. https://t.co/3DBy5DuoXf"Read more from Twitter
""Over one wrenching week I learned why women, typically, don't divulge such stories. Me - I regretted it immediately." - @SarahAWildman on the realities of sexual assault: https://t.co/V8W2oS7MrT"Read more from Twitter
Yashar is up to 89 stories that have been shared with him to post anonymously.
"Continuing these stories in a new thread here - quote tweet of the last tweet in the previous thread.... https://t.co/wn7mQcPzm9"Read more from Twitter
"Since last night, over 2,000 of you (I've lost count) have sent me your heart-wrenching stories (some in the two threads below). Thank you for your trust. Second, I am going to post every story, it will take some time...but I am. https://t.co/rE3St7v98F https://t.co/AGie3LNqJW"Read more from Twitter