After the many allegations about sexual misconduct coming out in Hollywood, action is finally being taken.
Just recently, comedian Louis C.K. was accused sexual misconduct, and instead of denying them, he has admitted to his mistakes.
“I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement regarding a New York Times exposé where five women spoke out against him. “I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.”
“There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for,” he added. “And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.”
“I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother,” he concluded. “I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”
For one, actors and actresses involved in upcoming projects that include particular people who have been accused of sexual assault are pulling out, and voicing their disgust.
But regardless of his apology, actress Chloe Moretz has backed out of an upcoming movie in which she starred with him, called I Love You, Daddy.
According to her publicist, Chloe pulled out “when she was made aware of numerous possible accusations,” reports The Los Angeles Times.
Fellow ILYD star Charlie Day also pulled out of the movie, stating that, “I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in the New York Times. I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.”
Now, the entire movie has been sacked.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced sexual harassment in any way, speak confidentially to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day:
Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.
Lifeline on 13 11 14.