HBO Dumps Louis C.K. After Five Women Accuse Him Of Sexual Misconduct

Finally.

Five women have come forward in a New York Times piece, to detail some foul experiences with Louis C.K. All of the women worked with Louis in some way, as comedians or on his sets. All of their allegations are similar.

Both Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov said that Louis masturbated in front of them after a show. Apparently he invited them back to his hotel, after seeing their set, and asked if he could do the deed in front of them. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” Dana said.

Abby Schachner said that she called Louis to invite him to a show, he proceeded to describe his sexual fantasies to her and she could hear him masturbating. Later, Louis acknowledged the incident in a Facebook message, writing: “Last time I talked to you ended in a sordid fashion. That was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry.”

Rebecca Corry said Louis asked if he could masturbate in front of her on a TV set. She said, “His face got red, and he told me he had issues” when she declined. Courtney Cox and David Arquette were execution producers on the show and confirmed the incident.

An anonymous fifth woman had a similar story. In the 90s when she was in her 20s working with Louis on The Chris Rock Show, Louis asked her to watch him masturbate. Pressured, she went along with it. “It was something that I knew was wrong,” she said. “I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture. He abused his power.”

Just hours before the New York Times story broke, the premiere of Louis C.K.’s new suss film I Love You, Daddy was cancelled. Louis’ scheduled appearance on Stephen Colbert was also dumped.

Louis’ past projects with HBO, including the Lucky Louie series, and One Night Stand, Shameless, and Oh My God comedy specials, were pulled from the network’s on-demand services as of Thursday afternoon. He has also been dropped from HBO’s upcoming Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs.

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