Explosive emails reveal how comedian Louis C.K. may have given former restaurateur Sarma Melngailis a sexually transmitted disease during an encounter they had six years ago.
In a series of emails between the two in 2012 Louis C.K. expresses his desire for the chef, telling her: ‘My brain has thoughts about you in it. Somewhere between 27 and 93 ¹/₂’.
Melngailis, once described as the ‘Vegan Bernie Madoff’, was jailed for more than three months in 2017 after she confessed to stealing more than $1 million from her former workers and investors.
Louis C.K. (left) may have give former restaurateur Sarma Melngailis (right) a sexually transmitted disease during an affair six years ago
The 46-year-old rose to popularity when her two Manhattan vegan eateries – Lucky Duck restaurant and Pure Food & Wine – became foodie sensations in the city.
The emails, obtained by the New York Post, have revealed her relationship with Louis C.K.
The documents also included sexual text messages between Melngailis and her defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman.
PageSix reported that the chef emailed Louis C.K. on June 17 regarding a previous email outburst, stating that she was ‘upset and freaked out’.
He responded: ‘Hey. I understand you’re upset. This kind of s**t is tough. I never swore that I was clean.
‘I told you I may or may not have given this to you. I’m sorry if I did. If you gave it to me, it’s okay.
‘We all share the current human bloodstream, which includes this kind of stuff. I should have worn a condom, you should have made me, we should have a lot of things. we are human,’ he wrote.
Last year five women came forward and told the New York Times that Louis C.K. allegedly displayed inappropriate behavior, including masturbating in front of them.
Shortly after the Times ran the story, the comedian issued a statement saying the allegations were true.
FX canceled a deal with Louis C.K. and Netflix scrapped plans for a stand-up special. HBO also scrubbed his work from its on demand video streaming service.
According to PageSix, he also sent Melngailis a text saying: ‘Our generation has this stuff.
‘the next generation will all be inoculated and will have sex with electric glass penises and digital vaginas and they’ll get software viruses instead. It’s part of life’.
Melngailis (right) was jailed for more than three months in 2017 after she confessed to stealing more than $1million from her former workers and investors
Later on he told Melngailis that he accepts his responsibility ‘for our chemistry and exchange’ and wonders whether anyone is ‘clean’ nowadays.
He added: ‘I’ve been told the same thing, that there’s no good tests for guys and even that condoms don’t stop s**t. i don’t know. It’s a mess.
‘I hope you’re okay. i think you will be. And I am sorry. …I still look back tenderly and happily on our time together.
‘And that night. It was really wonderful, even though it never happened again and it seemed to be sort of a stopping point for us, unfortunately’.
It appears from the texts sent by Louis C.K that the tryst may have just been a one-night affair.
Melngailis, pictured in a Brooklyn court in June 2017, rose to popularity when her two Manhattan vegan eateries – Lucky Duck restaurant and Pure Food & Wine – became foodie sensations in the city
She was accused of withholding $40,000 in wages from 84 employees, stealing $840,000 from investors, and siphoning a further $1.6million from her business accounts
It is also not known how well Melngailis knew Louis C.K. but she previously urged people to watch his appearance on Conan O’Brien in 2009.
In a tweet she wrote: ‘My friend Louis CK on the tonight show w conan o’brien tonight. Best comedian ever. 🙂 worth watching. Or taping’.
Prior to her downfall, Melngailis had book deals, and celebrity customers such as Chelsea Clinton, Alec Baldwin, Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan.
But things took a wrong turn, friends and family say, when she met estranged husband, Anthony Strangis in 2007.
She would later call the man a ‘sociopath’ after he disappeared with their eight-month-old son in 2010, but she still brought him on board as a manager in 2013.
From January 2014 to January 2015, Melngailis reportedly transferred over $1.6million from the business accounts to her personal bank account.
Melngailis and Strangis took money from investors, didn’t pay $400,000 in taxes and spent more than $2million at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, prosecutors say.
They also dropped $80,000 on pricey watches and $70,000 on trips to Europe and $10,000 in Uber rides, according to an indictment.
A year after they disappeared, the pair were arrested in Sevierville, Tennessee, in May 2015. They had been hiding out, but were busted after they ordered a pizza from Dominos.