Emmy-winning comic Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct in new report

Louis CK Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Five Women

"You'll be making something that you're like, 'Is this O.K. for you?'"

Following a whirlwind 24-hour period after five women accused him of sexual misconduct in a bombshell New York Times story, comedian Louis C.K. released a lengthy statement confirming the allegations and apologizing for his actions. The comedian and his publicist both denied the paper's request for comment prior to the article's publication.

Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, says C.K. actually asked her to masturbate in front of her during the filming of a 2005 television pilot, which she angrily declined.

She says she was alone in the room with Seagal when he asked her to sit next to him on a couch.

The New York Times story has since come out, with 5 women accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct. "I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious about other men who would never have put them in that position".

Following new allegations of sexual misconduct brought against C.K., Moretz released a statement saying she decided two weeks ago to pull out of promoting the film "after becoming aware of potential allegations against Louis C.K". The Times cites one joke where he claims he has no place to masturbate at home and another where he claimed to have "constant perverted sexual thoughts".

This morning the distributor released the following statement: "The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy".

In the film, C.K. plays a successful TV producer whose 17-year-old daughter begins a relationship with an older director. This is the behavior of a man who is practically begging to be called out for his misdeeds ― and yet, as the Times makes clear, he's been protected for years. She then concluded, "It's time to listen to how women want this to be talked about". When Defamer published an account of the Louis C.K. rumors in 2015, it barely caused a blip in the comedy landscape ― his career continued to bloom.

Business Insider has reached out to representatives of Louis C.K. for further comment. A fifth woman anonymously accused the comedian of masturbating in front of her, which she said she allowed at the time because of the comedy world's lewd culture. In the Thursday story, five women detailed sexually explicit encounters dating back to 2003, that included C.K. masturbating in front of them. Later, he sent her a Facebook message that said, "I remember thinking what a repulsive person I was being by responding the way that I did".

"I know you must have a lovely body underneath there". He earned praise as a feminist of sorts for his support of women writers Tig Notaro and Pamela Adlon. Instead, he keeps giving us more evidence of his alleged transgressions.

Numerous projects have been shelved due to the accusations, including release of C.K.'s feature film "I Love You, Daddy", and HBO has removed his work from its on demand video streaming service. If his own words are any evidence, the Times report is likely just the beginning.

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