Comedian and die-hard anti-Trumper Louis C.K. has just been accused by five different women of masturbating in front of them without their consent.
Seriously, what’s up with the entertainment industry?
It’s just one sicko after another!
This is Louis CK pic.twitter.com/el0FesJIhX
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) November 9, 2017
In the first of several allegations against the Louie star, comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov told the newspaper that C.K. allegedly invited them back to his hotel room following their appearance at a comedy festival in Colorado in 2002.
The Times reported:
As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said.
They thought it was a joke and laughed it off. “And then he really did it,” Ms. Goodman said in an interview with The New York Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”
Meanwhile, another comedian, Rebecca Cory, alleged that C.K. asked her if he could masturbate in front of her while the pair were appearing in a TV pilot together in 2005. And yet another woman charged that she could hear the comedian masturbating while she spoke on the phone with him during an alleged incident in 2003.
Another woman, who chose to remain anonymous, alleged that C.K. had repeatedly asked to masturbate in front of her while both of them were working on The Chris Rock Show in the late 1990s.
In a statement to the Times, C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay said the comedian would not answer any questions about the allegations.
The on-the-record interviews with the Times come as the New York City premiere of C.K.’s latest film was canceled Thursday afternoon, along with a scheduled appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. C.K.’s latest film, which has stirred controversy for its inclusion of jokes about child rape and star C.K.’s use of the N-word, had been scheduled to premiere Thursday night at Manhattan’s Paris Theatre.
In her interview with the Times, Corry said that C.K. approached her as she was walking near the set of the television pilot they were shooting. When C.K. allegedly asked her to watch him masturbate, Corry reportedly went to the pilot’s executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, to tell them about the incident. Cox confirmed she knew about the incident in an email to the paper.