Sarah Silverman has been pretty open about her thoughts on the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding her longtime friend Louis CK. But now? She's revealed that he used to masturbate in front of her when they were kids…but with her consent.
“I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way,” Silverman tells Howard Stern. “When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘F*** yeah I want to see that! Sometimes I would say, ‘F*** no, gross’ and we got pizza.”
And while she's not suggesting that her experience is on par with the other allegations that Louis has admitted were true, she does think he may not have understood how his actions came across to others.
“I’m not saying what he did was okay, I’m just saying that when he became influential in the world of comedy, it changes,” she said. “He felt like he was the same person, but the dynamic was different and it was not okay.”
- And does she think he's truly sorry for what he's done? Yes. Does that mean he should be forgiven? Silverman doesn't have the answer for that. “I just want him to talk about it on stage,” she notes. “He’s going to have to find his way or not find his way.”