Louis CK Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Multiple Women

Posted November 10, 2017

In it, comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov allege that CK masturbated in front of them in a hotel room during the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. In The Times piece, numerous woman said he would ask to masturbate in front of them.

In her interview with the Times, Corry said that C.K. approached her as she was walking near the set of the television pilot they were shooting. She declined, and the incident was corroborated to the Times by the show's producers, actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette. "What happened to Rebecca on that set was bad", Cox wrote of the incident in an email, expressing her reaction of "outrage and shock".

The consequences of impending scandal revelations were obvious even before the Times story broke: The premiere of C.K.'s new black-and-white film, I Love you, Daddy, scheduled for Thursday night in NY, was canceled, abruptly and with no explanation, earlier on Thursday. The comedian also cancelled an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". The film had already courted controversy due to its content, in part because it featured a scene in which a character pretends to masturbate in front of people.

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Roseanne has also tweeted about the allegations against Mr. C.K. "He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating". "I'm not going to answer to that stuff, because they're rumors", C.K. initially told the paper.

Louis C.K., whose comedy is crass, irreverent and upright male-centric, is notable for sex and masturbation jokes that leave audience members with side-splitting laughter, but in the awkward "WTF?" aftermath.

And in 2005, comedian Rebecca Corry was working on a TV pilot with C.K. when he asked if he could masturbate in front of her, she alleged.

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Reps for the NY premiere said the event was canceled due to "unexpected circumstances", according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We don't talk since then", she said, even though he's credited as a producer on the comedian's Amazon series One Mississippi.

Alongside the accounts of three other women, these accusations paint a picture of a powerful man who was fully aware that he was a compulsive sexual harasser, routinely apologized for it, and yet failed to curb his behavior. "Shameless" star William H. Macy will be replacing him. During the phone conversation, Schnachner said that it was clear the comedian was masturbating.

The rumors resurfaced again in August when comedian Tig Notaro, who's worked with C.K., said she was distancing herself from him, citing the longstanding rumors of sexual misconduct.

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