On Thursday, Nov. 9, Louis C.K. was met with sexual harassment allegations from five different women. The New York Times revealed the comedian allegedly masturbated in front of the women, or while he was on the phone with them, without their consent. Interestingly, several of the women are fellow comediennes.
Among the victims are Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, who told the outlet C.K. exposed himself after inviting them to his hotel room during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival.
According to Goodman, the two thought C.K. was joking when he asked them if he could take his pants off. Instead, she said, "he really did it. He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating."
Comedienne Rebecca Corry had a similar experience, but this time, C.K. stopped after he asked if he could masturbate in front of her and she declined.
Another woman, comedienne Abby Schachner, said C.K. was clearly masturbating while she was on the phone inviting him to her show.
Somewhat tellingly, C.K. canceled the premiere of his new film I Love You, Daddy on Thursday, just hours before TNYT published its piece on the Mexico City native. He was also set to appear on Colbert, but has since canceled his visit.
So far, C.K. has declined to comment and his publicist, Lewis Kay, told TNYT he wouldn't answer any questions.
It's unclear if he will ever confront the accusations.