Comedian Louis CK accused of pattern of sexual misconduct

5 woman say Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them or over the phone without their consent

Louis C.K. performs at the The New York Comedy Festival

Louis C.K. and his publicist have yet to comment and have made it clear that they will not be commenting. "Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, said that while she was appearing with C.K. on a television pilot in 2005, he asked if he could masturbate in front of her".

Chicago comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov are among the accusers; they claim that C.K. took out his penis and started masturbating in front of them in a hotel room in 2002.

Word that an unflattering story about Louis C.K. was on the verge of breaking began spreading earlier Thursday when the NY premiere of his forthcoming movie - titled "I Love You, Daddy", which he directed - was abruptly cancelled hours before it was to take place.

"In light of the allegations concerning Louis C.K. referenced in today's New York Times, we are canceling tonight's premiere of I Love You, Daddy". She described an alleged encounter that took place in the late '90s while she was working in production at "The Chris Rock Show".

In "I Love You, Daddy", written and directed by Mr. C.K., the comedian plays a writer-producer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter from having a relationship with a 68-year-old director.

Although no one is aware of exactly what the Times will be reporting, The Hollywood Reporter says that the cancellations are directly related to whatever is in the story, and not the film.

Add Louis the list of Hollywood figures being accused of sexual misconduct.

In August comic Tig Notaro talked to the Daily Beast about C.K., who serves as executive producer of her Amazon series, "One Mississippi".

Corry says she chose to go on with the show, because she didn't want to be the person who stopped production.

"He abused his power", she said.

"They're rumors, that's all that is", he said. He was scheduled to be on the show on Thursday, but has been replaced by William H. Macy. She says he asked her over and over if he could masturbate in front of her, and eventually she agreed. "I will never hear from Louis C.K. again".

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.

Corry also said that she received an email from 2015, years after the alleged incident, in which the comedian offered a "very very very late apology" for his behavior.

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