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The awards ceremony sparked outrage earlier this month after giving the Grammy for Best Comedy Album to the disgraced comic, five years after he was accused of exposing himself to and masturbating in front of five women.
At the time, CK apologised and said that “these stories are true”, adding: “The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”
One of the accusers was comedian Julia Wolov, who told The New York Times that she had run away in shock after CK got naked and masturbated in front of her and a friend at a comedy festival in 2002.
Speaking to Variety, Wolov said that CK’s win was a damning indictment of the dwindling impact of sexual assault accusations.
“There has been zero change in the way comedy is run,” Wolov said. “There are no rules. Nobody cares. That’s the message this sends. It really does. That’s the truth.”
She continued: “It’s such bulls***. What is wrong with people? Wouldn’t it be nice if people would not be rewarded for bad behaviour?
“But what are you supposed to do? These people voted for him. I guess that’s what happens when comedy and music comes together.”
The Independent has contacted the Grammys for comment.
After a brief hiatus from the spotlight following the 2017 NYT report, CK returned to stand-up comedy, including embarking on a national tour in 2021.
He reportedly performed with a giant sign saying “SORRY” during a number of his shows. His Grammy-winning comedy album Sincerely, Louis CK was released in 2020.
Many critics said that CK’s tour was proof that “cancel culture isn’t real”.