In it, comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov allege that CK masturbated in front of them in a hotel room during the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. "I think the line gets crossed when you take all your clothes off and start masturbating", Ms. Wolov told the Times.
In 2003, Abby Schachner called Louis C.K.to invite him to one of her shows, and she said she could hear him masturbating on the other line as they spoke.
As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said.
MS comedian Tig Notaro, whose first comedy album was released by Louis C.K., said she heard of his reputation from other women and suggested it's not exactly a secret in the comedy world. 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. The film had already courted controversy due to its content, in part because it featured a scene in which a character pretends to masturbate in front of people.
The Hollywood Reporter claimed Thursday that a coming New York Times story on the comedian was about to break and the premiere was canceled in case it was damaging. She said it's common talk at comedy clubs "what some big-shot comedian or person has done". The comedian's routine often included masturbation jokes, and in 2007, he told a radio show a story about exposing his genitals to an old man in public when he was younger, adding, "I don't know why". Allegedly, amusing man Louis C.K. is being accused by five different individuals of lewd acts dating back over the last 15 years. "We're depicting oxygen-rich people who live in these handsome apartments and offices saying whatever they want", he said.
He also "pulled out" (sorry, that was tasteless) of a late show interview last minute, being replaced by William H. Macy, which does not point to C.K.'s innocence. CK has also canceled his scheduled appearance for Friday (November 10) on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
A spokesman for Louis C.K. didn't return immediate messages for comment. In fact, she said she talks to him on a regular basis.
The rumors resurfaced again in August when comedian Tig Notaro, who's worked with C.K., said she was distancing herself from him, citing the longstanding rumors of sexual misconduct. The four women who used their names in the piece were doing so for the first time.