Back in 2017 when the New York Times published its investigative piece on the sexual misconduct allegations against Louis C.K., he issued an apology that same day. That apology was quick to attract criticism from some for being inadequate based on the allegations.
So recently, C.K.’s ex girlfriend Fiona Apple – who is currently making the press rounds for new album, Fetch The Bolt Cutters – disclosed some of her own feelings on what’s happened to him. When the accusations first emerged, she apparently sent him a letter telling him to “dig deeper” in how he addresses the situation onstage.
“I know he’s got such a great brain and he understands why he did that sh*t. I feel robbed that he’s not giving us what he thinks about that,” Apple said in an interview with Vulture. “And the fact that he’s complaining about the money he lost, and that tired joke of, ‘Hey, how’s everybody’s 2020? Did everybody have a great year?’ That was a bad joke when it was done the first time, but it’s not even a joke. The one thing I will say about that situation is that the women he harassed continue to be harassed by his little bros. By the little Louis bros. Fuck you, Louis bros. And fuck him for not even just acknowledging that. And for the record, he didn’t apologize.”
“I can’t tell you how many men have advised me not to apologize because ‘it makes you look weak.’ [Louis] recently said something like, ‘Women are really good at seeming like they’re okay when they’re not okay.’ And that’s true, but don’t you f*cking act like their discomfort and not-okay-ness wasn’t exactly what got you off. I am a very forgiving person. But I cannot forgive someone who cannot acknowledge what needs to be forgiven.”
Previously, in a New Yorker profile, Apple stated that after getting to know one of his accusers, she started to view his comedy in a different light, now calling it a “like a smoke-screen”. When talking about how she personally feels he didn’t address the issues head on, she states “I SHAKE when I have to think and write about myself. It’s scary to go there but I go there. He is so WEAK.”
C.K. has not yet responded to the comments made. This shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise, however, given that he doesn’t have any form of social media.