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Don’t Call It a Comeback: Louis C.K. and His #MeToo Bros Don’t Deserve One

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Comedian Louis C.K. (pictured here in 2012) may have Emmys, but he shouldn't have a second chance until he recognizes the gravity of his harassment of women entertainers. Shutterstock

The comedian who masturbated in front of junior women colleagues said he's lost an estimated $35 million. Funny how he didn't mention the pain he inflicted.

Kieran Scarlett, Rewire

Oct 18, 2018 | Almost a year after #MeToo accusations against him, comedian Louis C.K. is returning to the limelight.

Commentators and public alike are occupied with the question: Can C.K. and Hollywood’s other outed abusers regain their celebrity status and our trust? Or, in other words, is there a path to redemption?

Important questions, but I’d like us to consider others. Let’s start with: How do powerful men define loss? And why must we adopt their definitions? How much—or how little—are we willing to ask them to do to make something like amends?

Kieran Scarlett is a culture writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles.

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