Louis C.K. admits to sexual misconduct: 'These stories are true'
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Louis C.K. says accusations of sexual misconduct against him made by multiple women are true, saying he can hardly wrap his head around “the scope of hurt” he caused.

“These stories are true,” the comedian said Friday in a statement about allegations included in a bombshell New York Times report. In the Thursday story, five women detailed sexually explicit encounters dating back to 2003, that included C.K. masturbating in front of them.

“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them,” the comic and TV star said in a statement that various media outlets posted on Twitter:

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“I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them,” said the 50-year-old entertainer, who was born Louis Szekely.

“I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position,” he said.

The hardest regret, C.K. said, “is what you’ve done to hurt someone else.”

Earlier on Friday, the distributor for C.K.’s new film, “I Love You, Daddy,” said it would not move forward with the movie's Nov. 17 release.

Also on Friday, Netflix announced it was canceling its scheduled stand-up special staring C.K., and FX, the network that runs his sitcom "Louie," said that it was severing all ties.

“I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want," C.K. said. "I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”