Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women in a New York Timesexpose that details allegations the comedian masturbated in front of the victims.
Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov claim the star invited them back to his hotel room after their show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002 and then “proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”
Comedian Rebecca Corry says Louis C.K. “asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me” while filming a TV pilot in 2005, and writer Abby Schachner claims she heard him masturbating during a phone conversation in 2003.
Louis C.K.’s publicist told the Times his client would not comment on the allegations.
The comedian canceled an appearance on Colbert and the premiere of his new movie, I Love You, Daddy, both set for today (Thursday). The film features a character who pretends to masturbate in front of other people.