comedian Ludwig CK nearly five years after his sexual misconduct scandal first made headlines, he received a coveted Grammy trophy at the 64th annual ceremony.
the Louie Alum, 54, won the honor for best comedy album for him during the show on Sunday, April 3 Sincerely, Louis CK Special, his first since the scandal. Louis CK struck out Lavell Crawford (The Comedy Vaccine), Chelsea handler (evolution), Lewis Black (Thank you for risking your life), Nate Bargatze (The tallest average American) and Kevin Hart (Zero f—ks given).
While his win was included in the preshow ceremony, viewers who tuned in were not pleased to learn that his record had been recognized amid the 2017 scandal.
“Yes, it should have ruined Louis CK’s career. He shouldn’t have a career anymore. But instead, Louis CK, who masturbated in front of women without consent and then wrecked careers, just won Best Comedy Album at the #grammys,” a Twitter User wrote on Sunday.
Other replied: “I wonder if the careers of the female comedians Louis CK forced to watch him masturbate — who were allegedly threatened by CK’s manager — have recovered from the stigma to come forward. Louis CK’s own career seems to have recovered very well.
the Roswell, New Mexico Creator, Carina Adly MacKenziealso shared her thoughts on Louis CK’s win, tweet“Louis CK just won a Grammy if you’re still crying about the abandonment culture.”
the Secret Life of Pets The voice actor was accused of sexual misconduct in November 2017 by several women who alleged he masturbated right in front of them or while they were on the phone with him. He later confirmed the allegations.
“I want to address the stories told The New York Times of five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who didn’t,” the comedian said in a lengthy statement Us weekly back then. “These stories are true. I told myself at the time that what I was doing was okay because I never showed my d—k to a woman without being asked, which is true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, there is no question asking them to look at your cock. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women was that they admired me. And I have exercised that power irresponsibly.”
The Washington, DC native continued, “I have regrets for my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run away from them. Now I am aware of the magnitude of the impact of my actions. … I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my community and theirs, which prevented them from sharing their story and made it difficult for them if they tried because people who looked up to me don’t hear it wanted to. I didn’t think I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it. There’s nothing I forgive myself about. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. That’s nothing compared to the task I left them.”
Several of the comic’s projects and network partnerships have been canceled amid the news. Sincerely, Louis CK was his return to stand-up comedy following its April 2020 release. While social media users slammed his nomination in the wake of the scandal, the Recording Academy stood by his admission.
“We will not restrict the people who can submit their material for consideration,” said Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. told The wrap in November 2021. “We will not look back at people’s histories, we will not look at their criminal records, we will look at nothing other than legality within our rules of, is this record eligible for this work based on date and other criteria . If so, they can submit for consideration.”
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