Report: Comedian Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct by five women
Five women have reportedly accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, including masturbating in front of them.
The New York Times spoke with multiple women who detailed encounters with the “Louie” star dating back to 2003. Two of the women, comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, told the Times that the comedian invited them back to his hotel room, where he asked them if he could take out his penis.
The two women told the Times they laughed and assumed C.K. was joking, until he took off his clothes and began masturbating in front of them.
Goodman and Wolov told the Times that they began telling people about their encounter the next day and said “we could already feel the backlash” for doing so.
Another woman, Abby Schachner, told the Times that when she placed a call to C.K. to invite him to one of her shows, she could hear him masturbating over the phone.
Comedian Rebecca Corry also told the Times that in 2005 she worked with C.K. on a pilot for a television show, and at one point the comedian asked her if he could masturbate in front of her. She said no.
“His face got red, and he told me he had issues,” Corry told the Times.
Schachner told the Times that C.K. contacted her several years after the phone call to apologize, telling her “that was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry.” The comedian also contacted Corry and told her he owed her “a very, very, very late apology.”
The Times’s report comes after news that the premiere of C.K.’s newest movie, “I Love You, Daddy,” was abruptly canceled.
C.K. has been a staunch critic of President Trump, calling him a “lying sack of shit” and comparing him to Adolf Hitler. The comedian also previously appeared at a fundraiser for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).
The comedian is the latest in a deluge of men accused of sexual harassment or assault in 2017, including Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, NBC News contributor Mark Halperin and actor Kevin Spacey.
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