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Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Louis CK Apologizes for Exposing Himself to Women: 'These Stories Are True'

Louis CK Apologizes for Exposing Himself to Women: 'These Stories Are True'

Another day, another beloved public figure accused of sexual misconduct.

Nonetheless, if Corry's recollection is accurate, somewhere out there is at least one woman who was shoved in a bathroom by Louis C.K. The movie was set to open in cinemas on November 17. "This guy didn't rape me, but he made a certain difficult decision to go on tour with him really hard", she said.

The Times story comes four weeks after the paper published an exposé on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment and assault from multiple women. He was a comedian they admired.

David Itzkoff from the New York Times posted the statement from HBO following the publishing of an article outing Louis' sexual misconduct.

"He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating", they told the Times. Nor did his manager, Dave Becky, or representatives for FX and Amazon, where C.K. has developed projects.

The allegations, which tell similar stories of C.K. getting young female comedians behind closed doors (or sometimes on the phone) and then masturbating in front of them, have been whispered about or alluded to for a while.

In Kirkman's Thursday tweets, she began by naming each woman included in the Times report and showing solidarity.

In 2003, another comedian, Abby Schachner, called C.K.to invite him to one of her shows.

McCarthy said Seagal was the only person in the room when she showed up to read for her part, she said. Cox confirmed she knew about the incident in an email to the paper.

Two Chicago-based comedians accused CK of jerking off in front of them following their performance at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

Three years later, Gawker reported that C.K. expressed a desire to an anonymous tipster via email that he wanted to discuss the allegations with him. Now five have come forward to the Times with stories of Louis' sexual misconduct.

There are many kinds of awful apologies, but Louis C.K. might have offered the worst kind: A self-excusing non-apology in which you casually reveal all the other frightful crap you've been doing.

Already, the allegations have had tangible effects.

A film premiere planned for later has been cancelled in ny - as allegations of sexual misconduct emerge about its director & star. EW reached out for comment to his publicist, as well as Netflix (which airs his stand-up specials), and FX (which aired his series Louie and his co-produced series Baskets and Better Things), but none have issued any on-the-record statements so far.

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