UPDATE: It appears Barkin deleted the tweets wishing rape and violence upon Louis C.K. Please see the screenshot provided, below:
Actress and producer Ellen Barkin said she wanted comedian Louis C.K. to be "raped" and "shot at" on Monday.
"I hope louis ck gets raped," tweeted Barkin, adding, "and shot at."
Barkin was apparently set off by the comedian's leaked stand-up routine wherein C.K. rips "gender neutral" millennials and mocks Parkland school shooting survivors for their untouchable gun control activism.
"These kids ... What are you doing? You're young, you should be crazy, you should be unhinged. Not in a suit saying 'I’m here to ...' F*** you. You're not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn't get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta' listen to you talking," the comedian said to thunderous laughter.
Refusing to back down from her tweet, Barkin explained herself thusly: "for all of you ready to jump on my back, think for a minute about how louis ck must talk about the women who outed him? what do you think he wishes on them? do you think he will assault a woman again? read up on serial sexual assault."
In 2017, C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct (not sexual assault as stated by Barkin) by at least five women. C.K. allegedly had a habit of masturbating in front of female comedians. C.K. responded to the accusations by acknowledging that he did in fact masturbate in front of the female accusers, but noted that he did so after asking permission, first. "These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was O.K. because I never showed a woman my d*ck without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d*ck isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly," reads part of a statement from the comedian.
Barkin later responded to a Twitter account she apparently believed to be the comedian himself, though it remains unclear if the account is actually C.K.'s.
"Are you mad?" reads a tweet from the @louisck account. "No, you are mad. and very very sick. i am enraged," said Barkin in reply.
When Twitter users reacted to Barkin's wishes of rape and violence against the comedian, she accused them of being "anti-choice anti-science anti-immigrant anti-poc [C]hristians" and "racist anti-semitic woman-hating muthaf***ers."
"Interesting that most of the aggressive responders to my tweet r anti-choice anti-science anti-immigrant anti-poc [C]hristians," she wrote. "I'm a Jew, an eye for an eye has its place for me. this sociopath &serial predator will continue harming. stay safe while u clap."
"If all you racist anti-semitic woman-hating muthaf***ers are so distraught over my tweets, why the f*** are you following me? Cuz you’re dumb af. (that means *as f***)," reads another tweet.
Barkin snagged a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in "Before Women Had Wings" and received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for "The Normal Heart."
[NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Ellen Barkin attends the 2018 Turner Upfront at One Penn Plaza on May 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)]