The allegations against Harvey Weinstein have opened the floodgates in Tinseltown, and creeps are no longer safe.
Five women have accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in a report by The New York Times.
In accusations dating back to the 1990s, five women working in comedy have told The New York Times that Louis C.K. had asked permission to masturbate or masturbated in their presence.
2017: The Year Of The Terrible Men In Hollywood Reckoning https://t.co/zYCVcuLj7e
— Rawan (@rawan) November 9, 2017
Chicago comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, comedians Abby Schachner and Rebecca Corry, and a fifth anonymous woman all spoke out against Louis C.K. for the story.
I was told to delete a tweet I wrote about Louis CK abusing women before I applied to a high-profile comedy job because the people conducting the hiring process might not like it. These women who have spoken up are brave, and we owe them so much.https://t.co/yECc41l1Uz
— Nicole Silverberg (@nsilverberg) November 9, 2017
Goodman and Wolov claim that Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room after a late-night show and that he then took all his clothes of a proceeded to jerk off.
Schachner said that she could hear him masturbating while on the phone with him and Corry claims he asked if he could pleasure himself in front of her.
Corry declined, but was rightfully disturbed by the experience.
The fifth anonymous woman said that in the late 90s, Louis C.K repeatedly asked her to watch him go at it.
I have 0 idea if Louie #CK is a sexual offender or not-but there R MULTIPLE accusations in Hollywood's working woman circles. He shld answer
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) July 19, 2015
The New York Times contacted Louis C.K. about the accusations but his publicists said that he won’t answer any questions about it.
In addition, the premiere of Louis C.K.’s new movie was cancelled, as was his appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) November 9, 2017
Louis C.K. is known for his lewd and brutally honest brand of comedy, and he jokes a lot about masturbation. All comedians use inspiration from their real lives for their comedy, but in light of these allegations, it seems these masturbation stories come from a nasty place.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 9, 2017
There have been rumours about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct for a good while now, most notably in 2015, when comedian Jen Kirkmen alluded to Louis C.K. as a “known perv”.
RIP Gawker, which broke the Louis CK story years ago: https://t.co/A4vd4k0vKo
— Polly Mosendz (@polly) November 9, 2017
Louis C.K.’s former friend and collaborator Tig Notaro says she now feels “trapped” by her association with him.
“Sadly, I’ve come to learn that Louis C.K.’s victims are not only real,” she told The New York Times via email, “but many are actual friends of mine within the comedy community.”
At the time of writing, Louis C.K. has yet to respond to the allegations.
To Louis CK & men everywhere who like to whip out their dicks in front of women… we don't want to see them.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) November 9, 2017