Headey's words are a more creative iteration of a popular critique of C.K.'s statement. After the New York Times
published accounts from five women detailing separate incidents of sexual assault, the comedian released a public apology
. Many saw it as self-aggrandizing. The statement confirms the stories from the Times. It reads
: "At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick 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 dick 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."