Five women accuse comedian Louis C.K.
Sexual misconduct claims have been launched, which date as far back as 2003
NEW YORK— Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror, according to a report in the New York Times. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov and Rebecca Corry allege the Emmywinning star of FX’s Louie either pleasured himself in front of them, asked to do it or did so over the phone. A fifth woman detailed her allegations against C.K. to the paper, but was not identified.
A publicist and a lawyer for C.K. did not immediately respond when asked for a comment. Another publicist told the Times the comedian would not respond to their reporting. Schachner, who claims she heard C.K. masturbating on the phone in 2003, declined to comment, and representatives for the other three named women did not immediately return messages seeking comment
Corry alleges the comedian, while she was working on the TV pilot in 2005, asked “if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me.” She declined “and he told me he had issues.” The show’s executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette confirmed Corry’s account to the Times.
In anticipation of the report, the New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s new film I Love You, Daddy was cancelled Thursday night; the small distribution company handling the release of the film said it is reviewing the situation, and HBO severed ties with the comedian.
The comedian’s Friday appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert has also been scrapped, and he will no longer participate in the Nov. 18 “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” benefit show, HBO announced Thursday.
A New York Times investigation has revealed sexual allegations against Louis C.K.