Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov also accused C.K. of similarly despicable behavior while stopping into his Aspen, Colorado, hotel room in 2002. A year later, Abby Schachner, a writer, said she could hear the comedian masturbate while she was on the phone.
Though the women thought he was joking and laughed off his crudeness, the comedian allegedly disrobed and begin masturbating in front of the women. She declined, and the incident was corroborated to the Times by the show's producers, actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette. "What happened to Rebecca [Corry] on that set was bad". Asked again about the accusations this week, his publicist Lewis Kay reportedly told the paper that the comedian is "not going to answer any questions".
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. The film features a character who pretends to masturbate at length in front of other people. Notaro is one of the few in the comedy world who has spoken out about the allegations toward Louis C.K., but learned about his track record after their series had been sold to Amazon. "I will never hear from Louis C.K. again".
A fifth woman spoke anonymously and told the Times that during a stint working on "The Chris Rock Show" in the late '90s, C.K. masturbated while standing in his office, with the woman present and sitting in his desk chair.
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that a New York Times story on the comedian is about to break, and the premiere was canceled in case it is damaging. Shameless star William H. Macy will take his place on the CBS show.
Vulture has reached out to FX, which works with C.K. on his show Louie, for comment. When pressed further, he said again, "They're rumors, that's all that is". She said it's common talk at comedy clubs "what some big-shot comedian or person has done". That Oct. 5 story, and another on Weinstein in The New Yorker a week later, set off a cascade of allegations of sexual misdeeds against Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and other Hollywood figures that continues.
Rumors surrounding the 50-year-old comedian's alleged misconduct picked up steam after Tig Notaro told The Daily Beast in August that Louis C.K. had to "handle" them.