Five women ac­cuse co­me­dian Louis C.K.

Sex­ual mis­con­duct claims have been launched, which date as far back as 2003

Toronto Star - - NEWS - MARK KENNEDY

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.

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