Rumours of sexual misconduct by comedian Louis C.K. persisted for years while mainstream publications ignored the stories, leaving only Gawker to report on the details in 2012 and again in 2015. The New York Times has effectively blown the lid of the story in a damning story Thursday.
The Times‘ story gets into the sordid details involving allegations from five different women. Comedic duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov revealed an account of Louis C.K. getting completely naked in front of them and masturbating in an Aspen, Colorado hotel room in 2002. Abby Schachner told the Times about an incident in 2003 when she could hear Louis C.K. masturbating during a phone conversation. Comedian Rebecca Corry said that Louis C.K. asked her if she could masturbate in front of her while they were working on a television pilot in 2005.
Louis C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay informed the Times that the comedian would not respond to the accusations of sexual misconduct.
The premiere of Louis C.K.’s new film I Love You, Daddy was cancelled Thursday ahead of the publication of the Times’ story. His scheduled appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night was also scrapped and he will be replaced by William H. Macy.
Read the story in its entirety at the New York Times.