On Thursday afternoon, the New York Times published an expose on Louis C.K., in which five women accuse him of sexual misconduct. Two female comedians, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, were invited to C.K.'s hotel room in 2002 after their late-night show. As soon as they got to his room, the comedian allegedly asked if he could take out his penis. At first, the women laughed, assuming he was joking.
“And then he really did it,” Goodman told The New York Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”
When The Times reached out for a comment, Louis C.K.'s publicist, Lewis Kay, said via e-mail: “Louis is not going to answer any questions.”
Three other women recalled similar incidents including comedian Rebecca Corry. She claimed that in 2005 asked if he asked if he could masturbate in front of her while they were shooting a television pilot. When he later apologized to Corry, he allegedly initially apologized for "shoving her in a bathroom."
The New York premiere of Louis C.K.'s film, I Love You, Daddy, on Friday has been canceled just hours before it was scheduled to screen in preparation for the bombshell New York Times article. Reps for the premier cited "unexpected circumstances” while a source told the Hollywood Reporter the premiere was canceled in case the impending story was damaging. The star also canceled a Friday appearance on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.'
I Love You, Daddy is a comedy-drama about a television writer-producer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter's relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker who has been accused of sexual assault in the past. Louis C.K. wrote, directed and stars in the black and white movie. It has already generated controversy after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. C.K.’s character allegedly uses the N-word and jokes about child rape. The movie also pays homage to Woody Allen, specifically his 1979 film Manhattan in which a 42-year-old man played by Allen starts a relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
It is believed that I Love You, Daddy addresses not only sexual abuse accusations against Allen but against himself. There have been rumors circulating of alleged misconduct by C.K., as referenced in a 2015 Gawker report.
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