Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct, New York Times reports

Another day, another beloved public figure accused of sexual misconduct.

Comedian Abby Schachner says C.K. masturbated during a phone conversation with her in 2003.

"The allegations made by several women in The New York Times about Louis C.K.'s behaviour are disturbing", a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement.

In Kirkman's Thursday tweets, she began by naming each woman included in the Times report and showing solidarity.

Actor Jeremy Piven also took to social media to once again declare his innocence of sexual misconduct, saying on Twitter he hopes the string of sexual harassment allegations will lead to "a constructive dialogue on these issues" but warned about "false accusations". The accusations took place over a decade ago, according to the report.

According to Goodman, the two thought C.K. was joking when he asked them if he could take his trousers off. It spawns a kind of crisis for C.K.'s character, who has his own issues with how he treats women. His intentions seemed collegial.

"These stories are true", C.K. said of the women's stories of him masturbating in front of them, doing so while on the phone with them or asking to do the act.

They thought it was a joke and laughed it off. "That said, the matter is now under review".

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"He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating."
The comedian confessed to exposing himself to five women and apologized to them and the people he works with.

"Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs", which will be presented live on HBO on November 18". The woman, in her early 20s at the time, permitted his request but later came to believe it was an insidious abuse of his power in the comedy world. Schachner said the experience discouraged her from pursuing a career in comedy.

In 2014, Kirkman vaguely discussed rumors about C.K. During the call, she said, she could hear him masturbating. He then acknowledged it, she said, and added, "I used to misread people back then". The show's executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette confirmed Corry's account to The Times.

There have been rumors swirling around the FX star masturbating in front of female comedians for years, but previous attempts to break the story have been shut down.

"You can't think about the audience when you're making the thing", C.K. said.

CK is yet to respond to the claims directly, with his publicist Lewis Kay declining to comment on the allegations, telling the NY Times: "Louis is not going to answer any questions". Becky, who also manages a stable of prominent comedians like Amy Poehler and Kevin Hart, denied threatening any of the women.

Hours ahead of the report's publication, Thursday's NY premiere of C.K.'s film "I Love You, Daddy" was canceled, as was his scheduled appearance on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Now, the release plan for the film is "under review", Variety reported.

  • Carlos Nash