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 Comedian Louis C.K. released a statement on Friday following allegations of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report. 

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Recent sexual harassment and abuse allegations

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Harvey Weinstein

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Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in The New York Times.

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Kevin Spacey

 
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Mark Halperin

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James Toback

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Bill O'Reilly

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Leon Wieseltier

The Atlantic magazine is removing contributing editor Leon Wieseltier from its masthead after allegations emerged this week that Wieseltier harassed numerous women during his years with The New

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The Atlantic magazine is removing contributing editor Leon Wieseltier from its masthead after allegations emerged this week that Wieseltier harassed numerous women during his years with The New Republic.

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Mark Garnier

Britain’s Cabinet Office will investigate allegations made against Garnier by his former secretary Caroline Edmondson, as published in newspaper reports Sunday, that he breached conduct rules

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Britain’s Cabinet Office will investigate allegations made against Garnier by his former secretary Caroline Edmondson, as published in newspaper reports Sunday, that he breached conduct rules by asking his secretary to buy sex toys.

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Raul Bocanegra

California Assemblyman Bocanegra is apologizing for sexually harassing a woman in 2009 when he was a legislative staff member. He is the first sitting California lawmaker to be publicly identified

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Michael Oreskes

Former executive Michael Oreskes  lost his job as National Public Radio newsroom chief following sexual harassment reports. Oreskes was vice president and senior managing editor at the AP

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Former executive Michael Oreskes  lost his job as National Public Radio newsroom chief following sexual harassment reports. Oreskes was vice president and senior managing editor at the AP from 2008 to 2015.

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John Besh

Chef John Besh stepped down from the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual harassment.

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Brett Ratner

Film director Brett Ratner has been accused by six women, Including actress Olivia Munn, of harassment or misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report.

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Dustin Hoffman

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Jeremy Piven

CBS isinvestigating a sexual harassment allegation against Piven, who currently stars in the CBS series, "Wisdom of the Crowd." Actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar claimed in posts on her

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Ira Silverstein

Denise Rotheimer a crime-victims advocate told an Illinois House committee Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that Illinois Senator Ira Silverstein's sexual harassment last year caused her such mental

Ira Silverstein

Denise Rotheimer a crime-victims advocate told an Illinois House committee Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 that Illinois Senator Ira Silverstein's sexual harassment last year caused her such mental anguish she dropped 20 pounds and lost her hair.

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Damian Green

Britain's First Secretary of State Damian Green, a senior Cabinet figure who is in effect May’s deputy, denied a Sunday Times claim that police had found “extreme” pornography on

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Britain's First Secretary of State Damian Green, a senior Cabinet figure who is in effect May’s deputy, denied a Sunday Times claim that police had found “extreme” pornography on his computer during an investigation nine years ago.

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Michael Fallon

Great Britain Defense Secretary Michael Fallon stepped down after reports of inappropriate behavior surfaced.

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Ed Westwick

The BBC said Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, it is pulling a new Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule because of a sexual assault allegation against actor Westwick. Westwick has

Ed Westwick

The BBC said Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, it is pulling a new Agatha Christie adaptation from its television schedule because of a sexual assault allegation against actor Westwick. Westwick has strenuously denied the allegation.

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Steven Seagal

Jenny McCarthy said on her Sirius XM show Nov. 9, 2017, that Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition in 1995. A Seagal spokesman has denied the McCarthy’s accusations to The Daily

Steven Seagal

Jenny McCarthy said on her Sirius XM show Nov. 9, 2017, that Seagal sexually harassed her during an audition in 1995. A Seagal spokesman has denied the McCarthy’s accusations to The Daily Beast.

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Tom Wopat

The former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" has been accused of indecently assaulting two female members of a musical in Massachusetts.

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Matthew Weiner

A former writer on "Mad Men" tells the website The Information that series creator Weiner harassed her at work. The allegation by Kater Gordon was reported Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, and denied in a

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Dr. Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar,

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells "60 Minutes" she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He's now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Louis C.K. released the following statement on Friday following allegations of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report. The statement is unedited except for explicit language:

I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.

These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my (penis) 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 (penis) 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.

I have been remorseful of my actions. And I've tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I'm aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. 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.

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. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.

I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.

The hardest regret to live with is what you've done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I'd be remiss to exclude the hurt that I've brought on people who I work with and have worked with who's (sic) professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects currently in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You Daddy (sic). I deeply regret that this has brought negative attention to my manager Dave Becky who only tried to mediate a situation that I caused. I've brought anguish and hardship to the people at FX who have given me so much The Orchard who took a chance on my movie and every other entity that has bet on me through the years.

I've brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother.

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.

Thank you for reading.

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