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Louis CK is the latest Hollywood star to be hit with a sexual misconduct scandal.
In a bombshell New York Times report, five women accuse the comedian of masturbating in front of them or asking to do so. Because of the bombshell, the premiere of his new movie was ]canceled last night, so was his planned appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
Here are their stories:
• Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov: A comedy duo who say Louis CK invited them to his hotel room for a nightcap after they performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in 2002, then asked if he could take out his penis. They thought he was joking, but he disrobed and masturbated in front of them. They ultimately felt their careers suffered after they spoke to others in the industry about what happened.
• Abby Schachner: A comedian who says Louis CK got sexually inappropriate with her during a phone call in 2003 when she was trying to invite him to her show, and ultimately masturbated while she was on the phone.
• Rebecca Corry: A comedian who says Louis CK asked to masturbate in front of her while they were working together on a TV pilot in 2005.
• An anonymous woman: She was working in production at The Chris Rock Show in the late 1990s when, she says, Louis CK masturbated in front of her in his office.Rumors about Louis CK’s behavior have circulated for years, and he often jokes about masturbation.