Sarah Silverman is in apology mode over remarks she made about Louis C.K. on the Howard Stern Show. Her appearance on the show earlier this week has caused a stir.
"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, ‘F--k 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. We were only just friends. So sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F--king no, gross,' and we got pizza."
Rebecca Corry, one of the women who accused Louie of sexual harassment has spoken out about the comments.
"To be real clear, CK had 'nothing to offer me' as I too was his equal on the set the day he decided to sexually harass me. He took away a day I worked years for and still has no remorse. He's a predator who victimized women for decades and lied about it."
In response, Silverman said, "Rebecca I'm sorry. Ugh this is why I don't like weighing in. I can't seem to do press 4 my show w/out being asked about it. But you're right—you were equals and he f--ked with you and it's not ok. I'm sorry, friend. You are so talented and so kind."
Silverman, like many people, is hopeful that C.K. can move past the controversy to resume his comedy career. "I believe he has remorse. I believe he can come back. I just want him to talk about it on stage. He's going to have to find his way or not find his way."