Louis CK Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By 5 Women

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Julia Wolov and Dana Goodman

"What I said was, when you hear rumors about someone, and they ask you to go on the road with them, this is what being a woman in comedy is like-imagine if there's always a chance of rain over your head but [with] men, there isn't".

When the NY Times asked C.K.to address the allegations at the Toronto Film Festival in September, he brushed them off. Performer Abby Schachner tells the Times she overheard him masturbating while talking to her on the phone.

Word that an unflattering story about Louis C.K. was on the verge of breaking began spreading earlier Thursday when the NY premiere of his forthcoming movie - titled "I Love You, Daddy", which he directed - was abruptly cancelled hours before it was to take place.

Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, said C.K. asked her if he could masturbate in front of her while they were both appearing in a 2005 TV pilot.

In the wake of that news, C.K. pulled the premier of his "I Love You Daddy" movie (creepiest name ever?), in which his daughter is seduced by a far older Hollywood Exec.

In 2105 she tweeted: "I have 0 idea if louie #ck is a sexual offender or not but there r multiple accusations in Hollywood's working woman circles". "We don't talk since then", she said, even though he's credited as a producer on the comedian's Amazon series One Mississippi. 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.

With the current trend of people being ousted for sexual misconduct, it is possible that this is only the beginning in an uphill battle for Louis C.K.

"There is never a place for the behavior detailed in these allegations", a spokesman for The Orchard, the film's distributor, said in a statement.

Several commenters on the article claimed the item was a now well-circulated rumor about Louis C.K. - though his friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, claimed to be at fault in a Facebook post. "Shameless" star William H. Macy will be the lead guest star on the episode instead. "We're depicting oxygen-rich people who live in these lovely apartments and offices saying whatever they want", he said. When she angrily declined, reminding him that he had a daughter and pregnant wife, Corry says C.K. sheepishly told her he had "issues". She says he asked her over and over if he could masturbate in front of her, and eventually she agreed.

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