Comedian Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct

Louis C.K.'s film I Love You, Daddy which was set to premiere today in NY has been suddenly cancelled, in addition to an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

"There is never a place for the behavior detailed in these allegations", a spokesman for The Orchard, the film's distributor, said in a statement.

Before the Times story posted this morning, the Orchard said it had canceled the premiere of I Love You, Daddy.

Three years later, Gawker reported that C.K. expressed a desire to an anonymous tipster via email that he wanted to discuss the allegations with him.

The incidents range from C.K. asking comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov if he could take off his trousers that they laughed off as a joke, but as Goodman said, "he proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating", to C.K. masturbating while speaking to Abby Schachner on the phone. Louis C.K. was a writer and producer for the show at the time. "I Love You, Daddy" first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and garnered criticism for its allusions to Mr. Allen, who has faced sexual abuse allegations from his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, and criticism for marrying ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.


The women went on the record with the New York Times, saying the alleged behavior goes back at least a decade.

Mr. C.K. has denied the allegations in the past but has remained relatively quiet on the issue, The Daily Beast noted. "People just excuse it". In 2012, Gawker ran a blind item alleging that an unnamed male comedian had masturbated in front of two women at the Aspen Comedy Festival some years prior-the site of the alleged 2002 incident. "We don't talk since then", she said, even though he's credited as a producer on the comedian's Amazon series One Mississippi.

Quartz has reached out to both Becky and Louis C.K.'s publicist for additional comment.

After sharing what happened to friends in the entertainment community, they said they faced backlash. "If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, and if any women want to come forward and say what he's done, I'll totally back them, because I believe women". Adding, "I know it's very uncomfortable". But Corry said that C.K. apologized for shoving her in a bathroom, not allegedly masturbating in front of her, causing her to think there have been other incident of misconduct.


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