Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell report

Posted November 10, 2017

A year later, Abby Schachner, a writer, said she could hear the comedian masturbate while she was on the phone.

A Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, allege they were invited to Louis C.K.'s hotel room for a nightcap during a 2002 Colorado comedy festival.

In June of a year ago, comedian Roseanne Barr told The Daily Beast that she's heard stories about C.K. allegedly sexually harassing women.

The distributor behind the Louis C.K. film I Love You, Daddy, said today that it is "giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film" in the wake of a bombshell New York Times exposé in which five women claim that C.K. masturbated in front of them more than a decade ago.

Comedian Rebecca Corry told the Times of an incident in 2005 when she was appearing in a television pilot alongside C.K. Corry reported that he outright asked if he could masturbate in front of her. Corry told him no but not before pointing out that C.K. was a father and had a pregnant wife. Notaro even devoted an entire episode of her Amazon comedy series, One Mississippi-which is produced by Louis C.K. -to the allegations against Louis C.K. That episode is a pretty harrowing watch now.

Louis C.K. wrote, directed and stars in I Love You, Daddy. Besides reportedly canceling the film's premiere as well as his appearances, as of publication, C.K. has yet to make a comment about the story.

"What happened to Rebecca on that set was bad", Cox said in an email to the New York Times, adding that she felt "outrage and shock".

In 2105 she tweeted: "I have 0 idea if louie #ck is a sexual offender or not but there r multiple accusations in Hollywood's working woman circles".

In 2016, Roseanne Barr told The Daily Beast she had heard "so many stories" about Louis C.K.'s mistreatment of women.

Corry said that the comedian acknowledged the incident and said, "I used to misread people back then". "And it's just par for the course", she said of the comedy business. She declined, but made Cox aware of the incident. In response, the comedian brushed off the rumors, telling The New York Times in September, "They're rumors, that's all that is".

Several commenters on the article claimed the item was a now well-circulated rumor about Louis C.K. - though his friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, claimed to be at fault in a Facebook post. "Shameless" star William H. Macy will be replacing him.

It's not the first time there has been talk in the press about C.K. and inappropriate behavior.