Sarah Silverman has claimed that her fellow comedian Louis C.K. used to masturbate in front of her.
Louis C.K. has been the subject of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct made against him within the last 12 months. An explosive scoop from The New York Times revealed that five women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct. Amid those claims, the women alleged that C.K. asked to masturbate in front of them or physically did so without their consent.
Addressing the allegations at the time, C.K. admitted: “These stories are true,” in a statement. “There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for.” He concludes, “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.”
Now, in a new interview with the Howard Stern Show Monday, C.K’s colleague Silverman explained that they used to “our freak flags fly” in the past. “I know I’m going to regret saying this,” said Silverman.
“I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘Fuck yeah I want to see that!’”
“It’s not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them. He could offer me nothing,” she explained. “We were only just friends. Sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘Fucking no, gross,’ and we got pizza.
“I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again… I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage. He’s going to have to find his way or not find his way.”