Louis C.K. botches yet another opportunity to address those sexual misconduct rumors
While promoting his new movie, comedian Louis C.K. botched yet another opportunity to clear up rumors about how he allegedly likes to whip it out in front of non-consenting women. The comic was speaking to the New York Times about his new film, “I Love You, Daddy” when the rumors about his gross behavior were brought up.
The question of the comedian’s alleged misconduct didn’t come out of the blue. The issue was revived when Tig Notaro said during an interview promoting her Amazon show that he should address the persistent rumors.
“I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors,” Louis C.K. told NYT. “If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real.”
It’s interesting how C.K. switches to the second person in his response, as if he’s not talking about himself anymore. He made the same excuse when asked by Vulture last year.
“They’re rumors,” C.K. said when pressed on the issue, “that’s all that is.”
And what did he make of the comments by Ms. Notaro, whose work he has championed? (Louis C.K. is an executive producer of her Amazon series, “One Mississippi,” though she has said they haven’t spoken in over a year; a new episode of her series features a plot with echoes of the rumors about Louis C.K.) “I don’t know why she said the things she’s said, I really don’t,” he replied, adding, “I don’t think talking about that stuff in the press and having conversations over press lanes is a good idea.”
The interview took place in Toronto where C.K. was promoting the film he made and self-financed, where an older man and rumored pedophile seduces his teen daughter. Huh.
“I made a movie that totally walks all over that electric fence,” C.K said, “and that’s weird.”