Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct, New York Times reports

The Hollywood Reporter claimed Thursday that a coming New York Times story on the comedian was about to break and the premiere was canceled in case it was damaging. One said C.K. masturbated in front of her, a second said he did so while on the phone with her and the third said she declined when asked to masturbate in front of her.

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Two women, the comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, described an encounter that took place in 2002.

The fifth woman, who wished to remain anonymous, worked at The Chris Rock Show where C.K. was a writer and producer. He was a comedian they admired. When asked about it by the Times, C.K. responded, "If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real", before adding, "No".

"He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating", Goodman said.

"The premiere is canceled for this evening", a rep for the film confirmed to The Times on Thursday, declining to share any additional information. She did what he asked but questioned the behavior, telling the Times, "It was something that I knew was wrong".

"And this guy didn't rape me, but he made a certain difficult decision to go on tour with him really hard", she continued. Schachner said the experience discouraged her from pursuing a career in comedy.

Comedian-filmmaker Louis C.K., known for his edgy, sex-seeped comedy, now is the latest Hollywood figure accused of sexual misconduct: Five women told The New York Times he masturbated in front of them or tried to, without their consent.

Louis C.K. told Vulture in 2016 he didn't care about the Gawker piece. After Defamer posted rumors alluding to C.K.'s history of sexual misconduct, Corry said C.K. reached out to her, too: He apologized for an incident that never happened - shoving her into a bathroom - instead of their encounter on the TV pilot.

Tig Notaro, who has been the loudest voice regarding the allegations, spoke to the Times, confirming that a recent storyline about sexual assault on her show One Mississippi is indeed a fictionalized version of stories surrounding Louis, who is listed as an exec producer on the Amazon hit. Becky denied that he threatened the women.

  • Jacqueline Ellis