Roseanne Barr Went Public About Louis C.K. Last Year – And Was Ignored

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Louis C.K. was accused of some pretty bizarre stuff earlier this week that included masturbating in front of various women over the years. Though, they can’t be called accusations anymore as the actor came forward with a statement and confirmed they were true only a couple days after:

“These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

It turns out Roseanne Barr actually came forward and revealed the things Louis C.K. was doing in June of last year, but no one really paid much attention. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Barr said:

“I’ve been speaking up,” she said.. “It’s Louis C.K., locking the door and masturbating in front of women comics and writers. I can’t tell you—I’ve heard so many stories. Not just him, but a lot of them. And it’s just par for the course. It’s just shit women have to put up with.”

She also spoke up back in 2015:

On July 19th, 2015, she went at Judd Apatow, in a now deleted tweet:

“Ignoring the many women writers who claim Louis #CK is a sexual offender, the Emmy Awards nominated him 4 3 awards. #JuddApatow”

At the time, Louis C.K. responded in an interview by saying:

“Well, you can’t touch stuff like that. There’s one more thing I want to say about this, and it’s important: If you need your public profile to be all positive, you’re sick in the head. I do the work I do, and what happens next I can’t look after. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can. Just to the work and not to my life.”

Well. Here we are in 2017 and multiple Hollywood power players including not only Louis C.K. – but the likes of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Brett Ratner have seen their careers taken from them following very disturbing allegations.