And that's if we're lucky — there are far darker acts out there, with many male comedians crying "First Amendment" the second you object to their dumb, stale, scary rape joke. as a comedian, but I admittedly spent years respecting the ways he positioned himself as an advocate of women; his willingness to engage was inspiring, and at the very least, he seemed like a great role model to other male comics.
In 2012, after comedian Daniel Tosh sparked an intense online debate about whether rape jokes were ever funny, for example, Jezebel writer Lindy West used a C. rape joke to illustrate one that "work[s]." His joke: "I'm not condoning rape, obviously — you should never rape anyone.
"So I hope it’s okay if I am at once very angry for the women he wronged and the culture that enabled it, and also sad, because he's my friend," she said.
"But I believe with all my heart that this moment in time is essential. I can’t fucking wait to be better."While Silverman's response was deeply personal, she did not mention the story her sister, Laura Silverman, shared about C. allegedly masturbating in front of her on multiple occasions during a cross-country road trip.
Among the accusers are the female comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, who told their story to the newspaper. asked if he could “take out his penis.” They said that at first, they assumed it was a joke until he “really did it.” They claim that he took off his clothes and started masturbating in front of them. They were married for over 13 years until they filed for divorced nearly a decade ago.
They said that in 2002, they were invited by Louis C. to his hotel room to “hang out” for a nightcap after their show. Bailey, 50, has appeared in some of his films and is an established painter based in New York City.
"I could never do what Pamela does and neither could any of you." That C. ingratiated himself to women over the years while hiding his alleged misconduct is not only disturbing — it raises questions about his authenticity. She says she fears "he released my album to cover his tracks" and that "he knew it was going to make him look like a good guy, supporting a woman." C. is currently credited as a producer on her Amazon series, in August 2017 that he "has nothing to do with the show." In the same interview, she called on him to "handle" the allegations against him.