In response to sexual-harassment allegations made by five women against Louis C.K. in a New York Times report, the comedian’s long-time collaborator Pamela Adlon has released a statement expressing her “deep sorrow and empathy” for his accusers. “My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K.,” Adlon said in part.
Both friends and creative colleagues, the actress and the comedian have teamed up for numerous projects throughout the years. Adlon co-wrote and co-starred in C.K.’s 2006 HBO show Lucky Louie and guested on his FX show Louie, in a role that earned her an Emmy nomination. Meanwhile, C.K. co-wrote and directed the pilot of Adlon’s own FX series Better Things, currently airing its second season, and serves as the show’s executive producer. You can read Adlon’s full statement below.
Hi. I’m here. I have to say something. It’s so important.
My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K. I feel deep sorrow and empathy for the women who have come forward. I am asking for privacy at this time for myself and my family. I am processing and grieving and hope to say more as soon as I am able.