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Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women
From CBC - November 9, 2017

Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment, according to a report in the New York Times.

Five womenincluding comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corryallege the Emmy-winning star of FX's Louieeither pleasured himself in front of them, asked to do it or did so over the phone.

A publicist for C.K. did not immediately respond to comment from The Associated Press. Another publicist told the Times the comedian would not respond to their reporting.

In anticipation of the report, the New York premiere of Louis C.K.'s controversial new film I Love You, Daddywas canceled on Thursday night and C.K.'s scheduled Friday appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbertalso has been scrapped.

C.K. is among the latest Hollywood figures to be accused of misconduct in a wave that began when dozens of sexual harassment allegations were reported last month against film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Warts-and-all

Known for his candid, warts-and-all personal humour, which often includes bodily fluids and sex, C.K. grew up outside Boston. He performed stand-up sets in New York and eventually landed writing gig on Conan O'Brien's Late Nightand David Letterman's Late Show.

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