Sarah Silverman is done talking about her friend Louis C.K. and the fallout of his sexual misconduct.
“I get [the outrage],” Silverman, 47, told “Radio Andy” on Monday. “I am not in the business of telling people how to feel … People are really triggered by f—ked-up s—t.”
She added of C.K., who confessed to masturbating in front of women he worked with, “He’s my brother and I love him, and I can understand — try to understand him … I think I’m too close to see the big picture, so I feel like I’m not the one to really shed any light on this.”
“There’s a reason why if a cop’s family member gets murdered that they’re taken off the case. It seems like they’d be the perfect person on the case, but they’re not. They’re too close,” she explained. “So I feel like I should be taken off the case. I’d like to be taken off the case.”
Silverman admitted on “The Howard Stern Show” earlier Monday that C.K., 51, masturbated in front of her with her consent, but noted that she and the erstwhile “Louie” star were equals in terms of their careers and power dynamics at the time.
“It’s not analogous to the other women in this that are talking about what he did to them,” she said. “He could offer me nothing. We were only just friends. So sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F—king no, gross,’ and we got pizza.”
The “Wreck-It Ralph” star previously said she hopes C.K. and Al Franken could each make comebacks.
Last month, Silverman said of C.K.’s return to standup, “I think he wronged people and my guess is he thought he could sneak on stage and try a few minutes. I have no idea, I haven’t talked to him. I understand the backlash of it. I suppose he would know that this would get out — and I agree, if he’s going to go on stage, he should address [what he did], but also you can’t practice stand-up in front of a mirror. You have to have an audience.”
C.K. alluded to his sexual misconduct in a recent stand-up set in which he didn’t acknowledge his victims but did mention that he “lost $35 million in an hour.”
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