"I'm not making excuses for him," Silverman said, "Please don't take this that way, but we are peers, we're equals so you know when we were kids and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me sometimes I'd go, 'Fuck yeah I want to see that!'"
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Rebecca Corry, one of the women who spoke out against Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct, has responded to Sarah Silverman after she told Howard Stern Monday morning that the disgraced comedian has masturbated in front of her, with her consent. The conversation unfolded on Twitter after Silverman's comments made headlines.
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 harrass me. 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. https://t.co/xrfI6HwXqx
Thank you. I know exactly how you feel. I can't seem to live my life without getting rape & death threats, harassed & called a cunt 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 shit https://t.co/yK6xafdzur
Corry was one of five women who spoke to the New York Times for its bombshell exposé that torpedoed C.K.'s career.
The writer, comedian and actress said the sexual harassment occurred in 2005 on the set of a TV pilot. C.K. was a guest start and approached her as she walking to set.
"He leaned close to my face and said, 'Can I ask you something?' I said, 'Yes.' He asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me," Corry said in a written statement. She declined, and reminded C.K. that he had a daughter and a pregnant wife.
"His face got red and he told me he had issues," she recalled.
She went on to reveal her own experiences with the comedian masturbating in front of her.
"I don't know if I'm going to regret saying this but, I've known Louis forever," Silverman said. "I'm not making excuses for him, please don't take this that way, but we are peers, we're equals so you know when we were kids and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me sometimes I'd go, 'Fuck yeah I want to see that!'"
"Really?" Stern said and Silverman responded, "Yeah! It's like a science."
"So he did masturbate in front of you?" Stern clarified.
"Any one of us comics, especially people who are close to him, we can't promote a show or do any press without someone bringing up Louis," she said. "It's not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them, because he could offer me nothing, we were only just friends. So sometimes yeah I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometime I'd be like 'fucking gross, no!' and we'd get pizza so I'm not saying what he does [or] what he did was okay."
The comedian then spoke about a particular experience when a former boss at a restaurant job brought out his penis and masturbated in front of her when she was a teenager.
"When I talk about Louis, it was a very different dynamic," she said. "The dynamic between Louis and the other women is what I'm talking about with the owner of the restaurant."
"Listen what he did was wrong, I would not say it was analogous to the serial rapist Bill Cosby or will not say it was close to Harvey Weinstein," Silverman said earlier in the show. "His pathology is permission based. I'm not saying that's okay because once he got famous even just in the comedy community that changes everything and it makes it not okay, including as he said putting these women in a predicament."
"It took him a long time to realize that that was not okay, but it just seems like when people come forward and say 'I did this and I have immense remorse and I want to make it right.'" she continued. "I'm not saying they shouldn't be punished or whatever, but it just is they're dead to the world."
Silverman went on to slam "schmucks" like Donald Trump or Brett Kavanaugh who "deny, deny, deny no matter how much proof there is." The "Wreck-It Ralph" star said that she believes "in her heart" that Kavanaugh was guilty and the allegations against him were true.
"You can't lie, that's part of that job," she said.
Silverman explained that as a victim of sexual assault herself, she has a theory for why abusers or harassers don't always have the same recollection of events.
"Listen one person's recollection of 35 years ago could be nothing, and another person's recollection of that same thing is embedded because it's completely different experiences," she said. "Believe me, I remember vividly, even the stoner I am, both times I was held down against my will. That's not something you ever, ever forget and the guys who did it, I'm sure probably don't remember that, because it was a Tuesday for them."