After Tig Notaro, Five More Women Accuse Louis C.K. of Sexual Misconduct

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 11:23:14 PM. 'I Love You, Daddy' was supposed to have its New York City premiere on Thursday. It was abruptly cancelled following allegations in the New York Times.
Share Culture Louis C.K. Comedy I Love You Daddy Movies Sexual Harassment Sexual Assault New York Times In 2012, Gawker published the story “Which Beloved Comedian Likes to Force Female Comics to Watch Him Jerk Off? ” about “our nation's most hilarious stand-up comic and critically cherished sitcom auteur” who “adds a thrilling twist to his onanistic escapades: He traps unsuspecting women in his hotel room and makes them stick around until he's done.” It described an incident at the Aspen Comedy Festival where he started masturbating in front of two female comedians who had joined him in his room, blocking the door until he finished. C.K. wasn’t named, but commenters pointed to him. Gawker reported additional rumors in 2015. “No. I don’t care about that. That’s nothing to me. That’s not real,” C.K. said when Vulture’s David Marchese asked C.K. about the Gawker story. Why didn’t he feel the need to address it? “Well, you can’t touch stuff like that. There’s one more thing I want to say about this, and it’s important: If you need your public profile to be all positive, you’re sick in the head,” he added. “I do the work I do, and what happens next I can’t look after. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can. Just to the work and not to my life. But the rumors didn’t die down and Tig Notaro told The Daily Beast in August that “I think it’s important to take care of that, to handle that, because it’s serious to be assaulted. It’s serious to be harassed. It’s...Read more
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