Transcript for Louis CK on sexual misconduct allegations: 'These stories are true'
24 hours after allegations against comedian Louis C.K. Allegations of lewd contact he says these stories are true. And tonight what he goes on to say. Here's ABC's Rebecca Jarvis. Reporter: Tonight, Louis C.K's startling response to the allegations. I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not." The comedian admitting. "These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that the power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly. I have been remorseful of my actions. And I've tried to learn from them. And run from them. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves." There is no greater threat to women than men! We're the number one threat to women! Reporter: He acknowledged his fame and influence silenced the stories of his victims. "I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it. There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with. I'm the guy women see and they go -- Reporter: I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them. I've brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother. I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen." And now the dominos continuing to fall in the world of entertainment. Actress Ellen page writing that at just 18 years old on the set of x-men director Brett Ratner outed her as gay in front of cast and crew. Anna packwin tweeting I was there when that comment was made. I stand with you Ellen page. Also today "Er's" Anthony Edwards alleging producer Gary Goddard began abusing him at just 12 years old. Writing "I was molested by Goddard and this went on for years." Neither Goddard or Ratner responded to requests for comment. The dominos beginning to fall. There's late word involving Louis C.K. Another major production company severing ties. Networks announcing they are severing ties following in the footsteps of Netflix and HBO that has severed their association. HBO will be removing all of his content from their on demand service.
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