SARAH SILVERMAN has known LOUIS C.K. for a long time. And she's always known about his little KINK . . . because he's done it in front of her. With her permission
In an interview yesterday . . . (on "The Howard Stern Show") . . . she said, quote, "When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I'd go, '[Eff], yeah, I want to see that!' . . .
"Sometimes I would say, '[Effing] no, gross,' and we got pizza."
But she added that she was NOT making excuses for him, nor was she equating her situation to that of Louis' victims. In her case, she says she and Louis were friends and equals . . . and, quote, "He could offer me nothing."
She also said, quote, "I'm not saying everyone should embrace Louis again. I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it onstage."
But after the interview, one of Louis' accusers said, quote, "To be real clear, C.K. had 'nothing to offer me' as I too was his equal on the set the day he decided to sexually harass me
"He took away a day I worked years for and still has no remorse. He's a predator who victimized women for decades and lied about it."