And so it continues……..is anyone really surprised that a comedian who has mimicked masturbation in his live comedy acts is the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct? Really. Who is shocked by this?
Yes, there is the “innocent until proven guilty” justice, but when women and men are coming out of the woodwork with allegations, there has to be some truth in what’s going on.
What kind of man, apparently a very immature and perverted man, seems to masturbate seemingly every time he has a woman anyway near him or even on a “professional, business” phone call? He obviously needs professional help, but still, if there were crimes committed, he also needs to be punished legally, as would any person in our society who would do such inappropriate and perverted acts, whether they have the so-called “power” to make or break someone’s career.
No career, of any kind, is ever worth being sexually assaulted. I’m sure C.K. probably doesn’t, or didn’t, think doing the dirty act in front of women or while on the phone with them was any kind of sexual assault. After all, apparently he didn’t actually “do” anything to them. Or that will be his justification.
And as one woman told him, he had a child and pregnant wife at the time. And he did have enough sense to become “red-faced,” which goes to show though, that he absolutely knew what he was doing was wrong! Not only was it humiliating to the woman to whom he proposed the act, but to his wife.
I can’t even imagine how the wives of these men that have been accused must be feeling. Repulsed. Humiliated. Betrayed. Now, these women will have to begin the process of healing from the sexual assault their spouses committed on other women. There’s a whole new set of psychological and spiritual issues to deal with for them! And they too were innocent victims.
I wonder how many of these men have daughters? Would they find it perfectly OK to walk into a co-worker’s office and see him masturbating in front of his daughter? Would he still laugh it off?
All of these women are someone’s daughters, sisters, mothers, friends. And I am proud of them for coming forward, one by one to tell their stories.
And men, your disgusting secret is no longer going to be a secret, no matter who you are!
Update: Since the article first appeared in The New York Times, C.K. has come out with an apology and confirmed the story of the five women are true. Here’s a part of that statement.
…”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….” wrote C.K.