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Five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report published Thursday.
The accusations span from the late 1990s to 2005.
Three women said the comedian masturbated in front of them in person, while one woman said he masturbated while talking to her on the phone. Another woman said C.K. asked to masturbate in front of her but that she declined.
C.K. declined to respond to the Times regarding the allegations on Thursday.
“Louis is not going to answer any questions,” Lewis Kay, C.K.’s publicist, told the Times.
Kay responded to Business Insider’s request for comment on Friday, saying, “In the coming days, Louis will issue a written statement.”
Here are all the women who have accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct:
Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov
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Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, a Chicago-based comedy duo, told the Times that Louis C.K. invited them to his hotel room while attending the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, in 2002.
They said that as soon as they got to his room, C.K. asked them if he could masturbate in front of them. They said they thought it was a joke.
“And then he really did it,” Goodman told the Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”
Goodman and Wolov said that they told others about the incident, and heard that C.K.’s manager, Dave Becky, was upset that they were talking about it. They told The Times they feared a backlash against their careers.
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Rebecca Corry, a comedian, actress, and writer, told The Times that C.K. asked her if he could masturbate in front of her while the two were appearing on a television pilot in 2005.
Corry said she declined, and that C.K.’s “face got red, and he told me he had issues.”
The Times report said the show’s executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, were informed about the incident.
In an email, Cox told The Times she felt “outrage and shock.” She added that they had discussed shutting down production but that Corry decided to continue.
Abby Schachner, a writer, illustrator, and performer, told The Times that she called C.K. in 2003 to invite him to one of her shows. She said that during the phone conversation, she could hear him masturbating as they spoke.
She said that the conversation started out personal before turning to “unprofessional and inappropriate” subject matter. She said she then realized that he was masturbating.
Schachner told The Times that the call went on for several minutes.
“I definitely wasn’t encouraging it,” she said. “You want to believe it’s not happening.”
An unnamed woman who worked with C.K. in the late 1990s
A woman who asked to remain anonymous told The Times that she worked with Louis C.K. in the late 1990s on “The Chris Rock Show,” where he was a writer and producer.
She said that he repeatedly asked if he could masturbate in front of her and that she had agreed. She was in her early 20s at the time.
“It was something that I knew was wrong,” the woman said. “I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture. He abused his power.”
One of the woman’s coworkers on “The Chris Rock Show,” who also asked to remain anonymous, told The Times that she told him about the incident shortly after it happened.