Ace comedian Louis C.K. is the latest celebrity being accused of sexual harassment.
5 women have so far come forward to say they were sexually harassed by the comedian, according to The New York Times.
In what has been said to be a rumor in the industry, Louis C.K. has repeatedly masturbated himself in front of the different women.
Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov had just landed their big break in the comedy industry when they were invited by Louis C.K. to hang out in his hotel room after their late-night show.
As soon as they sat down, still in their jackets and hats, they said, the comedian asked if he could take out his penis.
They had laughed, thinking it was a joke. But, of course, it wasn’t.
“He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” Goodman told The New York Times.
The 2 had sat through it, holding onto each other. “We were paralyzed,” Goodman said.
They fled after he ejaculated on his stomach, and he had called after them, saying: “Which one is Dana and which one is Julia?”
They had told several people, hoping that outrage would build against him, and shame. But what they got was backlash, they said.
“Guys were backing away from us,” they said. “We could already feel the backlash.”
The story was different for Rebecca Corry. She was working as a performer and producer on a television pilot when Louis C.K., a guest star, approached her on set with a request.
“He asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me,” she told The New York Times.
Upset and shocked, she had declined and reminded him he had a daughter and a pregnant wife. His face had gotten red, she said, and he told her she had issues.
When word reached the show’s executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, they discussed shutting down production.
Cox said: “What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful. My concern was to create an environment where Rebecca felt safe, protected and heard.”
Corry decided to continue the show. “Things were going well for me, and I had no interest in being the person who shut down a production.”
Abby Schachner‘s harassment was not in person. A writer, illustrator and performer, she had called to invited C. K. to her show. But he declined, saying he was at work in an office as a writer on the series “Cedric the Entertainer Presents.”
Then the conversation quickly moved from the personal to the “unprofessional and inappropriate,” Schachner said.
She heard the blinds go down, she said, and he began to tell her his sexual fantasies, breathing heavily and talking softly. That was when she realized he was masturbating.
The last woman who spoke on the condition of anonymity said she was working in production at “The Chris Rock Show” when Louis C.K., a writer and producer there, repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate.
In her early 20s, she accepted his request. “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.”
C. K., informed about the allegations, through his publicist, Lewis Kay, said he would not be responding.
“Louis is not going to answer any questions,” Kay wrote in an email.
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