invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice. K., also has disturbing memories about an incident with the comedian. After he ejaculated on his stomach, they said, they fled. Afterward, they ran into Charna Halpern, the owner of influential improv theaters in Los Angeles and Chicago, where Ms. “It is unfair he’s put me or anyone else in this position,” Ms.
Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C. K.’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said the comedian would not respond. Cox said in an email, adding that she felt “outrage and shock.”“My concern was to create an environment where Rebecca felt safe, protected and heard,” she said. Corry said in the statement, “and I had no interest in being the person who shut down a production.”A fifth woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity to protect her family’s privacy because she has not been publicly linked to the incident with Louis C. “I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know what to tell them to do,” said Ms. In 2015, a few months before the now-defunct website Defamer circulated rumors of Louis C. Responding in a shaky voice, he acknowledged it and said, “I used to misread people back then,” she recalled. Corry said: not only had he misremembered the incident, which made her think there were other moments of misconduct, he also implied she had done something to invite his behavior. “Because of this moment, as gross as it is, we feel compelled to speak,” Ms.
Becky was upset that the women were talking openly about the incident. “It makes me into a moron.”Tig Notaro, the comedian whose Amazon series, “One Mississippi,” lists Louis C. as an executive producer, is one of the few in the fiercely insular comedy world to speak out against him.
“I don’t recall the exact specifics of the conversation, but know I never threatened anyone,” he wrote by email on Thursday. “Just the constant perverted sexual thoughts,” he says, then mimes masturbating.
As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”In 2003, Abby Schachner called Louis C. to invite him to one of her shows, and during the phone conversation, she said, she could hear him masturbating as they spoke. built a reputation as the unlikely conscience of the comedy scene, by making audiences laugh about hypocrisy — especially male hypocrisy.[ Read Louis C. “His face got red,” she recalled, “and he told me he had issues.”Word quickly reached the show’s executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who both confirmed the incident. Wolov decided against going to the police, unsure whether what happened was criminal, but felt they had to respond in some way “because something crazy happened to us,” Ms. “That was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry.” He added that he had seen some of Ms. “I remember thinking what a repulsive person I was being by responding the way that I did,” he wrote. Schachner accepted his apology and told him she forgave him.
He rose to fame in part by appearing to be candid about his flaws and sexual hang-ups, discussing and miming masturbation extensively in his act — an exaggerated riff that some of the women feel may have served as a cover for real misconduct. has also boosted the careers of women, and is sometimes viewed as a feminist by fans and critics. K.’s manager was upset that they were talking about it openly. “He leaned close to my face and said, ‘Can I ask you something? Corry said in a written statement to The New York Times. “He knew it was going to make him look like a good guy, supporting a woman.” Ms.
Wolov said that when they told others about the incident in the Colorado hotel room, they heard that Louis C. K.’s manager, Dave Becky, was adamant in an email that he “never threatened anyone.”For comedians, the professional environment is informal: profanity and raunch that would be far out of line in most workplaces are common, and personal foibles — the weirder the better — are routinely mined for material. K.’s behavior was abusive, the women said.“I think the line gets crossed when you take all your clothes off and start masturbating,” Ms. K., a guest star, approached her as she was walking to the set. K.’s hotel, “we could already feel the backlash.”Soon after, they said they understood from their managers that Mr. K’s manager, wanted them to stop telling people about their encounter with Louis C. Lee Kernis, one of the women’s managers at the time, confirmed on Thursday that he had a conversation in which he told Mr. Her fear is that “he released my album to cover his tracks,” she said.
“I’m on the streets now,” he says, “I’ve got nowhere to go.” In another bit he laments being a prisoner of his perversions.
Wolov’s agent at the time — said that the pair told them that they felt they had been warned to stop talking. Becky arguably wields even more power in comedy than Louis C. He represents Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler and other top performers, and his company, 3 Arts, puts together programming deals for nearly every platform. “This is something that they were freaked out about,” Ms. Though their humor is in line with what he produces, “we know immediately that we can never even submit our material,” Ms. Jokes about masturbation have been a regular part of Louis C. In one bit, he complains about not being able to find a private place in his house to do it.