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June 19 2018, 02:37 | Perry Erickson
Julia Wolov and Dana Goodman
Two of the women in the article, comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, said C.K. had invited them to his hotel room after a comedy festival in Aspen, Colorado, in 2002 and then masturbated in front of them. The women say he took all of his clothes off and masturbated in front of them, and they fled.
"In 2003, Abby Schachner called C.K.to invite him to one of her shows, and during the phone conversation, she said, she could hear him masturbating as they spoke", the Times story continued.
Lewis Kay, a publicist for Louis C.K., declined to answer any questions about the story when reached by the Times.
In the New York Times story, five women relayed stories of C.K.'s behavior and desire to masturbate in from of him. In it, Louis C.K. plays a successful TV writer and producer who must figure out a way to prevent his teenage daughter from becoming romantically involved with a lecherous filmmaker who is more than 50 years older than her.
Thursday night's NY premiere for the film was scrapped at the last minute, reported Deadline, as rumours of the Times expose began to swirl. She now says she thinks "he released my album to cover his tracks", she said. "My manager and my agent have told me that", she said in a podcast, that has since been deleted, via Variety. 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.
With the current trend of people being ousted for sexual misconduct, it is possible that this is only the beginning in an uphill battle for Louis C.K. (Reps for the premiere cited "unexpected circumstances.") C.K. was also booked to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night but canceled at the last minute, according to a source. In response, the comedian brushed off the rumors, telling The New York Times in September, "They're rumors, that's all that is".
Several commenters on the article claimed the item was a now well-circulated rumor about Louis C.K. - though his friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, claimed to be at fault in a Facebook post. There is never a place for the behavior detailed in these allegations.