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Louis C.K.’s former manager, Dave Becky, has issued an apology for trying to cover up complaints raised by two of C.K.’s accusers, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. The two women were among the five cited in a New York Times story that finally solidified long-swirling rumors about C.K.’s misconduct. From Variety:

“I profoundly regret and am deeply sorry for not listening to and not understanding what happened to Dana and Julia. If I had, I would have taken this event as seriously as it deserved to be, and I would have confronted Louis, which would have been the right thing to do.

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In hindsight, I was operating blindly from a one-sided place of privilege. Until last week, I knew only of this one isolated incident. Although this may sound naïve, it is true. Never once, in all of these years, did anyone mention any of the other incidents that were reported recently — I am appalled to learn of these. I have come to realize my status wielded an atmosphere where such news did not reach me, or worse yet, that it seemed such news did not matter to me. It does. It matters tremendously.

Becky was accused of pressuring the two not to discuss their experience with C.K., which took place in 2002 when he masturbated in front of them at a comedy festival in Aspen. His apology, though, adheres to a strange logic: Had he known there were others, he would have taken Goodman and Wolov more seriously. Would he, though? Doubtful.

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You can read Becky’s whole apology at Variety, though it doesn’t appear to be helping: Pamela Adlon has dropped him as her manager, and others will likely follow.

[Variety]


Kim Kardashian threw herself a baby shower over the weekend. Is that allowed when you’ve already given birth twice? And how many more gifts does Kim need? I mean, she transformed her damn house into a forest.

Kim’s shower was reportedly held the same weekend that her sister Kylie threw a baby shower of her own, according to People, despite the fact that Kylie has not publicly confirmed her pregnancy. Kylie’s, however, was planned far in advance, whereas Kim’s was clearly just tossed together at the last minute:

“It was a last-minute baby shower,” says the second source of Kim’s shower. “Guests received an invitation earlier this week. It was a low-key celebration with family and close friends.”

Very low-key:

[People]