Louis C.Okay. gained a Grammy for best comedy album on Sunday, his first nomination since being accused of sexual misconduct in 2017 by a number of girls.
He gained the award for ‘Sincerely, Louis C.Okay.,’ his first post-scandal comedy particular.
C.Okay., nonetheless, was conspicuously absent from the festivities, with host LaVar Burton compelled to simply accept the award in his absence – a clumsy scene caught on the award present’s broadcast.
The odd second added to an already beleaguered Grammys, which had already seen Kanye banned from performing, a boycott from The Weeknd and Drake withdrawing his nominations.
In 2017, a New York Times report uncovered troublesome and long-simmering rumors about Louis C.Okay.’s habits – with at the very least 5 girls sharing tales of sexual misconduct by the beforehand celebrated comic.
Among them have been comedians Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, Rebecca Corry and an nameless fifth supply, who advised the Times that the comic had masturbated in entrance of them with out their consent.
C.Okay. ultimately responded with an announcement during which he admitted the allegations have been true.
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Host LaVar Burton was compelled to simply accept Louis C.Okay.’s Grammy in his absence – a clumsy second caught on the award present’s broadcast
Pictured: the cover for Louis C.Okay.’s Grammy-winning comedy album ‘Sincerely, Louis C.Okay.’
LeVar Burton speaks onstage through the sixty fourth Annual GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony at MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Promotional photograph from Louis CK’s New (Dec 2021) comedy particular ‘SORRY’
The Recording Academy, which organizes the Grammys, beforehand defended Louis CK’s nomination when information of it was first introduced.
‘We will not look again at folks’s historical past, we gained’t have a look at their legal report, we gained’t have a look at something apart from the legality inside our guidelines of, is that this recording for this work eligible based mostly on date and different standards,’ Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. advised The Wrap.
‘What we are going to management is our levels, our exhibits, our occasions, our purple carpets.’
The award additionally prompted a wave of backlash on social media Sunday night time, with Louis C.Okay. trending throughout a number of platforms.
‘Amazing. Louis CK serially abused girls however will get to maintain his career and even get a Grammy,’ political strategist Atira Omara tweeted.
‘Cancel tradition continues to devastate Louis C.Okay.’s career,’ one other consumer sarcastically commented.
Others applauded the comic for taking the award regardless of a scarcity of publicity for the album.
‘It was printed by way of his web site for obtain and streaming with no advance discover,’ tweeted SiriusXM host Eric Alper.
In August, Louis C.Okay. kicked off his nationwide comeback tour at Madison Square Garden on Friday and joked about practically each controversial matter besides his personal masturbation intercourse scandal.
The comedian had bought out New York City’s Hulu Theater at MSG and carried out in entrance of an indication that learn ‘sorry’ however did not seem too apologetic when joking about sensitive topics similar to 9/11, pedophiles and the obsession with the Covid dying toll.
His personal sexual misconduct scandal has been plaguing him since 2017 when 5 feminine comedians claimed CK had both pleasured himself in entrance of them, requested to do it, or did so over the cellphone within the final 15 years.
The once-condemned comedian bought out New York City’s Hulu Theater at MSG August 13 and 14 and carried out in entrance of an indication that learn ‘sorry’
Comedian Louis CK (pictured) kicked off his nationwide tour at Madison Square Garden on Friday and joked about practically all the pieces controversial besides his personal masturbation intercourse scandal
The day after the allegations have been made public CK launched a prolonged assertion admitting the claims have been true however that he by no means confirmed girls his ‘d**ok with out asking first’.
‘But what I discovered later in life, too late, is that when you’ve got energy over one other individual, asking them to take a look at your d*** is not a question. It’s a predicament for them,’ he added.
Despite fierce backlash the comedian introduced his nationwide tour in an e-mail earlier this month.
The e-mail learn: ‘Hello Person that you’re being proper now, I’m writing to you at this time as a result of I’m going to be touring across the United States of America, performing stand-up comedy in theaters in a number of completely different cities.’
He signed off by saying he was ‘actually wanting ahead to seeing your faces as I inform some relatively rude jokes and tales’.