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Louis C.K.’s Former Manager Admits Wrongdoing Over His Response To The Sexual Misconduct Claims

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Louis C.K.'s former manager apologizes.

Since Louis C.K. has come forward to address the sexual misconduct claims against him, those closest to him are also speaking out.

On Monday, the comedian's former manager Dave Becky decided to come out with an apology after Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov came out with their claims against his client.

As we previously reported, the two female comedians revealed in the New York Times exposé that they told others about the masturbation incident, but Dave was upset they were speaking out.

Related: Marc Maron Says Louis Lied To His Face About Sexual Misconduct

The 3 Arts Entertainment manager said in a statement:

"I profoundly regret and am deeply sorry for not listening to and not understanding what happened to Dana and Julia. If I had, I would have taken this event as seriously as it deserved to be, and I would have confronted Louis, which would have been the right thing to do."

He certainly didn't do the right thing at the time.

Dave continued in his statement:

"I am providing this context so that others do not make the same mistake I did. At that time, I heard the story third-hand, and I interpreted the conversation as two women telling a story about a sexual encounter with a then-married Louis. Albeit enormously embarrassing, in no way did I interpret the interaction as threatening or non-consensual. I misperceived the casual way the story was portrayed to me – instead I should have recognized that it must have been a mask for their unease and discomfort in the face of his detestable behavior. My intent was to seek discretion to protect what I thought was a matter of infidelity. I now comprehend that my response was perceived as a threat to cover-up sexual misconduct. This is not an excuse. What I did was wrong, and again, I am extremely sorry.

In hindsight, I was operating blindly from a one-sided place of privilege. Until last week, I knew only of this one isolated incident. Although this may sound naïve, it is true. Never once, in all of these years, did anyone mention any of the other incidents that were reported recently — I am appalled to learn of these. I have come to realize my status wielded an atmosphere where such news did not reach me, or worse yet, that it seemed such news did not matter to me. It does. It matters tremendously.

I am going to take time to reflect on this, to educate myself daily, and to strive towards a more enlightened path. I want to ensure that all voices around me are heard, and that everyone is treated respectfully and empathetically. More than anything, I want to create an environment that is a better, safer and fairer place.

Sincerely,

Dave Becky"

It's a step forward to admit his wrongdoing, although his mistake silenced many women for all these years.

What are your thoughts??

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