Marlon Wayans believes Louis CK’s punishment was enough. The actor spoke with a paparazzo working for TMZ and stated that he believes a year is sufficient for Louis to reflect on his transgressions.
Following allegations of sexual misconduct, primarily, masturbating in front of fellow comics and co-workers, Louis lost a movie, development deals, and other business contracts.
Subsequently, the creator of the now-shelved film, I Love You, Daddy, disappeared from the spotlight, but made a comeback at New York’s Comedy Cellar for the first time in 10 months.
When TMZ asked Marlon what he thought about Louis’ walk back into the comedy scene, he had this to say:
As it was previously reported, women accused Louis CK of masturbating in front of them in 2017, after years of rumors about his behavior. Since then, fans have connected the dots in his comedy routine, pointing out that he frequently talked about masturbating, among other sexual misgivings.
His film, I Love You, Daddy, was canceled right near its release date, and he became just another fallen star in the wave of #MeToo allegations that began in late 2017 with Harvey Weinstein.
Chloe Grace Moretz, who worked with him on his shelved movie, said she hoped that the film would just disappear. She isn’t the only one either, as many activists claimed Louis hasn’t paid enough for his errors.
Other Hollywood stars to support him include Michael Che, who defended him on Instagram, but then deleted his messages after a social media firestorm began.
Additionally, Michael Ian Black supported CK as well, stating that he had lost enough, and should not be banished into obscurity for forever. Moreover, according to the owner of New York’s Comedy Cellar, some people called him and complained about the fact that Louis took the stage earlier in the week.