Comedian Rebecca Corry is calling out Sarah Silverman after she revealed herself to be one of the many women to have watched Louis C.K. masturbating at his request, telling listeners of Monday’s “The Howard Stern Show” that “when we were kids,” the disgraced comedian “asked if he could masturbate in front of me.”
While she didn’t exactly defend him, Silverman pointed out that at the time C.K. was not in a position of power over her, as he was to numerous other women to allege they received that same request from the former “Louie” star.
“It’s not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them. He could offer me nothing,” she told Stern. “We were only just friends. Sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F**king no, gross,’ and we got pizza.”
However, that distinction doesn’t wash with Corry, who took to Twitter to challenge Silverman.
“To be real clear, CK had ‘nothing to offer me’ as I too was his equal on the set the day he decided to sexually harass me,” Corry tweeted. “He took away a day I worked years for and still has no remorse. He’s a predator who victimized women for decades and lied about it.”
Silverman responded with an apology. “Rebecca I’m sorry,” she replied. “Ugh this is why I don’t like weighing in. I can’t seem to do press 4 my show w/out being asked about it. But you’re right- you were equals and he f**ked with you and it’s not ok. I’m sorry, friend. You are so talented and so kind.”
Corry responded in kind, telling Sillverman, “I know exactly how you feel. I can’t seem to live my life without getting rape & death threats, harassed & called a c**t regularly for simply telling the truth. I’m sorry your friend created this situation. We deserve to do our art without having to deal with this s**t.”
After keeping a low profile since acknowledging the sexual harassment allegations of numerous women were true, C.K. has been quietly making a return to standup comedy in recent weeks.
During a recent appearance at a New York City comedy club, he described being booed by random people on the street, and reportedly quipped, “I lost $35 million in an hour.”