This Washington based standup comedian, actor, and director, Louis C K who helped several women pursue their comic career and viewed as a feminist by his fans is back on tour after a long gap. It is not just one or two but many women had accused him of sexual harassment on several occasions starting at least from the year 2015 to 2017.
“I don’t care about that,” he told Vulture in 2016 when pressed about the allegations. “That’s nothing to me. That’s not real.” He continued, “If you need your public profile to be all positive, you’re sick in the head. I do the work I do, and what happens next I can’t look after.”
But in his life and TV shows he has been more offensive in his comic expression. Once he said “Let’s talk about retarded people for about 20 minutes “on one of his shows! Which he defends that saying the wrong thing is the whole point of his comedy!
When those allegations were made by female comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, who met C.K. at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002, about C.K. stripping naked and masturbating in front of them, the reactions were unexpected. “Guys were backing away from us,” Wolov said. “We could already feel the backlash.”
The article was published in The New York Times when five female comedians accused him of masturbating in front of them. Louis C K is one of the men who were alleged in the aftermath of #metoomovement.
But those allegations remained unsubstantiated until C.K. Louis admitted to sexual misconduct in November 2017. “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,” C.K. wrote. “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.”
What do you think after all these allegations and his confession; will Louis C K be banned from performing in the USA?