It appears that more allegations have come out against another entertainer, this time Louis C.K. has now found himself back in headlines for sexual misconduct. 5 women are telling The New York Times that C.K. crossed the line with them in a sexual manner. The women all went to re-tell their run-ins with Louis and how they knew each other. Majority of the accusations, claim Louis pleasured himself in front of the women and made inappropriate comments. You can read the full excerpt, here.
Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced. Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy. In the years since the incidents the women describe, he has sold out Madison Square Garden eight times, created an Emmy-winning TV series, and accumulated the clout of a tastemaker and auteur, with the help of a manager who represents some of the biggest names in comedy. And Louis C.K. built a reputation as the unlikely conscience of the comedy scene, by making audiences laugh about hypocrisy — especially male hypocrisy. After being contacted for an interview this week about the on-the-record accusations of sexual misconduct — encounters that took place over a decade ago — Louis C.K.’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said the comedian would not respond. “Louis is not going to answer any questions,” Mr. Kay wrote in an email Tuesday night.