Published: Fri, November 10, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Everything you need to know about the accusations against Louis CK

Everything you need to know about the accusations against Louis CK

Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov were invited into Louis' hotel room during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002. Courteney Cox and David Arquette confirmed they were notified of one alleged incident - an actress on a show they were producing claimed C.K. asked if he could masturbate in front of her. "He proceeded to take all of his clothes off and get completely naked, and started masturbating".

"What I said was, when you hear rumors about someone, and they ask you to go on the road with them, this is what being a woman in comedy is like-imagine if there's always a chance of rain over your head but [with] men, there isn't".

Louis C.K. has often joked about masturbation in his acts and his recent film, I Love You, Daddy, features scenes where a character pretends to masturbate in front of other characters.

Hours after the premiere of his new movie I Love You, Daddy was canceled, a New York Times report details several sexual-misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. In encounters dating back to the late 1990s, five women told the Times the comedian asked if he could masturbate while they were in the room, or masturbated in front of them or during phone calls.

Two women have gone on the record and alleged that he masturbated in front of them without their consent, the New York Times reported (paywall).

"I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture", she continued. Schachner said that he messaged her on Facebook six years later to apologize, but the incident by then had "discouraged her from pursuing comedy". I can't tell you - I've heard so many stories.

Add Louis the list of Hollywood figures being accused of sexual misconduct. Since catching wind of the forthcoming report, the actor-director has dropped out from an appearance on Thursday's Late Night with Stephen Colbert, having his spot filled by Shameless star William H. Macy.

So far, Louis C.K. has refused to address these allegations, which never bodes well for the star in mention.

Vulture has reached out to FX, which works with C.K. on his show Louie, for comment.

The source said that one of his female friends claimed the comedian "had come up to her at a comedy club, grabbed her by the back of the neck, leaned into her ear and said, 'I'm going to fuck you'".

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