Rebecca Corry, one of many 5 ladies who accused Louis C.Okay. of badual misconduct in a bombshell New York Times piece, says the comic’s predatory habits was “common knowledge” and a frequent supply of comedy itself.
Corry spoke about her expertise with the disgraced comic Monday on “Good Morning America,” and mentioned that C.Okay.’s inappropriate actions — like forcing ladies to observe him bad — weren’t solely identified, however accepted by the comedy world for a very long time.
“It was just actually sort of common knowledge in the comedy world. People made jokes about it all the time,” she mentioned.
The comic recalled her encounter with C.Okay., which occurred in 2005 when she was engaged on a TV pilot.
“I was walking to set to shoot my scene and he approached me and got really close to my face and said, ‘Can I ask you something?’ And I said yes. And he said, ‘Can I bad in front of you in your dressing room?'” Corry mentioned, recounting the identical story she advised the New York Times.
She says she did not converse up on the time — although producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette requested if she felt comfy persevering with with the present — as a result of she did not need the burden of being the one who put an finish to manufacturing.
“Those opportunities are few and far between; I most certainly didn’t want to be the person that was responsible for shutting down a production or even being part of the narrative,” she mentioned. “If I could do anything differently it would be that day I would’ve shut down production. I would’ve confronted it and I would’ve deal with it then. ‘Cause I have learned that doing nothing, saying nothing, is not helpful.”
She added that C.Okay. known as her two years in the past to apologize, however mentioned he was sorry for forcing her right into a closet — an incident she badumes will need to have occurred with one other lady who he then blended up together with her.
Corry’s declare that C.Okay.’s habits was an open secret was additionally echoed by comic Marc Maron, who mentioned on his podcast Monday that he confronted C.Okay. over the longstanding rumors — and was lied to.
“Sadly, I knew what most people knew. There was a story out there, I guess going back several years, there were unnamed people in the story, it took place in a hotel room in Aspen. It was always out there, but then it would pick up momentum at different times,” he mentioned.
“And I would ask (C.K.) about it. I would say, ‘This story about you forcing these women to watch you jerk off, what is that, is that true?’ He goes, ‘No, that’s not true. It’s not real. It’s a rumor.’ And I would say, ‘Well, are you going to address it somehow? Handle it? Get out from under it whenever it shows up?’ ‘No, I can’t, I can’t do that. I can’t give it life, give it air.’ That was the conversation.”
Corry and the 4 different ladies’s allegations had been printed Thursday, and led to swift backlash for C.Okay.
The “Louie” star was rapidly dropped by FX, HBO and Netflix.
He admitted the allegations in opposition to him had been true in an announcement Friday.
“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d–k without asking first,” he mentioned. “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–k isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them.”
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