Louis C.K. Slammed for Returning to Stand-Up Stage After Sexual Misconduct Allegations
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The disgraced comic made his first stand-up appearance in New York City since he admitted to sexually harassing some women, causing outrage on social media.

AceShowbiz - Louis C.K. returned to stand-up stage less than a year after he admitted to sexually harassing five women. The 50-year-old comedian made his surprise performance at Comedy Cellar on Sunday night, August 26. While the audience at the club gave him a round of applause, many people on social media weren't happy about his comeback.

"We don't need Louis CK. We don't need sexual predators. If you're willing to forgive a sexual predator because he made you laugh a few times, maybe you need to reassess your priorities," a Twitter user wrote.

"Multiple women Louis CK pulled his d**k out in front of lost opportunities to pursue their careers because this guy and his enablers wanted to keep them quiet," another one added, addressing the discrimination against women.

"F**k Louis CK. Sexual assault is a serious crime that women face everywhere. Anyone who abuses someone and puts them in an unsafe situation deserves no forgiveness, no redemption, and zero tolerance," an individual said.

Learning about Louis' return to the stage, fellow comedian Kathy Griffin also took to Twitter to reveal that discrimination against women still exists in society. "You know how many talented women and POC comics are knocking on doors trying to get some time in front of audiences or powerful people in this business? And Louis just gets to glide back in on his own terms? Gosh, does it payoff to be in the boys club..the white boys club," the 57-year-old comic and actress wrote in a series of tweets.

Kathy then continued to talk about the "cruel cycle" in society, "In the comedy business male comics hang out with each other and cover for each other. They write jokes, give each other gigs. And they also cover up for each other. It's a sick, cruel cycle and right now I can only imagine what the survivors of Louis' predation are thinking."

Back in November 2017, Louis admitted to exposing himself and masturbating in front of some women. "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, which is also true," he said in a statement.

"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," the father of two explained. "The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly."

"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," he continued. "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."

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