GLENN: Some people accomplish big things in life.
Comedian Louie CK is one of those people.
He has written jokes for the David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, and Chris Rock.
He has won six Emmy awards.
He has sold out Madison Square Garden...eight times.
And this week, his first film in sixteen years, was set to premiere.
But it was abruptly canceled due to “unexpected circumstances.”
That “unexpected circumstance” was an article published in the New York Times describing five women and their accusations against Louie CK’s sexual misconduct.
The accusations all detail similar behavior- basically he asked women if he could do things to himself in front of them.
But it really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has ever listened to Louie CK’s standup.
Jokes about that sort of thing are a regular part of his stage show. In one bit, he even admits that he is a prisoner to his perverse thoughts and that it makes him into a moron.
He has been using the stage as a confessional for years—as most comedians do.
What Louis CK is accused of is gross and perplexing for a myriad of reasons.
Did he do these things? Louie CK hasn't commented yet, but these incidents have been rumored for a long time.
There are more questions than answers at this point.
Here's what we know:
We need to empower women to say no. We need to empower them to tell their stories at the time they happen, and know they will be taken seriously.
And we need to teach men to be men. To live up to a moral standard. To not give in to their animal instincts.
Oh. And also-- don't ask women if they want to see you do stuff to yourself. THEY DONT.