(Update) Now 5 Woman Accuse Comedian Louis C.K. of Sexual Misconduct. This is the year of Sexual Miscount accusations. This is just getting too long. Now add Comedian Louis C.K. to the list.
Two of the women, Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov recall being in C.K.’s hotel room after their show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002. “[he] proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” they claim.
Another woman, Comedian Rebecca Corry says that while filming a TV pilot in 2005, C.K. asked if he could go to her dressing room so he could masturbate in front of her. Also, writer Abby Schachner alleges that she heard C.K. masturbating on the phone during a call back in 2003.
The fifth woman, who decided to remain anonymous, alleges that C.K. masturbated while she sat with him in his office. The woman says that the incident occurred on the set of The Chris Rock Show in the late 1990s.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette confirm Rebecca Corry’s alleged incident. Cox and Arquette were executive producers of the show Corry was working on at the time. “What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful,” the former producers said.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor’s appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert — which he was scheduled to tape Friday — was also canceled, with Shameless star William H. Macy taking his place on the CBS show.
I Love You Daddy, which tells the story of a successful TV writer-producer who attempts to put a stop to a growing romance between his 17-year-old daughter and a 68-year-old filmmaker, has generated plenty of controversy in the past few months.
The movie, which the comedian wrote and directed, is full of controversial dialogue and jokes about child rape and sexual harassment.
C.K. defended the film in September, telling THR, “We’re depicting oxygen-rich people who live in these beautiful apartments and offices saying whatever they want,” he said. “Folks say s— to each other. You can’t think about the audience when you’re making the thing. If you do, you’re not giving them something that came out of your gut. You’ll be making something that you’re like, ‘Is this OK for you?’”
The film comes at a time in which powerful men in Hollywood — including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey — are being accused of sexual harassment in and out of the work place.
Fellow comedian Tig Notaro, who worked with C.K. on Amazon’s One Mississippi, revealed to The Daily Beast in August that she and C.K. had a falling out and hadn’t spoken in over a year and a half.