Louis C.K. is no longer a laughing matter.
Amid all the men and women who have come forward with allegations against big Hollywood stars, Louis C.K. is now the latest to be named as a culprit when it comes to inappropriate acts.
Just today (November 9th) an expose was published in The New York Times where five women detail how Louis asked them if he could masturbate in front of them. Two of the five women share of a time where the comedian just went for it without any notice.
Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov were invited into Louis' hotel room during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002. They tell the publication that Louis stripped naked and began masturbating in front of them. They describe how they were “paralyzed” and jetted from the room after he ejaculated. After the incident, they confided in a group of comedians at the same festival, but say they "could already feel the backlash” from others not wanting them to come down on such a prominent figure in the industry.
Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, tells the publication that Louis once asked her point blank if they could go in a dressing room for him to watch her masturbate. Rebecca confided in Courteney Cox who was an executive producer on the show they were all working on where the Friends star showed “outrage and shock,” and considered shutting down production. Rebecca says she opted to keep things going.
These allegations are not the only ones to come to light. In 2015 Jen Kirkman described a situation that happened with "a very famous comic."
"His guy friends are standing by him, and you cannot say a bad thing about him. And I’ve been told by people ‘Well then say it then. Say it if it’s true.’ If I say it, my career is over. My manager and my agent have told me that,” she said in a podcast, that has since been deleted, via Variety.
“And this guy didn’t rape me, but he made a certain difficult decision to go on tour with him really hard,” she continued. “Because I knew if I did, I’d be getting more of the same weird treatment I’d been getting from him.”