Here Are The 5 Women Who Have Accused Louis C.K. Of Sexual Misconduct

Just a month after the disturbing allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein were published in two detailed exposés from the New Yorker and the New York Times, another well-known man is being called out for alleged sexual misconduct by five women. The New York Times reports that Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct by Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, Rebecca Corry, and a woman who wishes to remain anonymous. All five of the women accuse the comedian of masturbating or asking to masturbate in front of them, in most cases without their consent. Many of these instances took place in professional settings.

Earlier today, the Hollywood Reporter wrote that the New York premiere of Louis C.K.'s upcoming movie, I Love You, Daddy, was abruptly canceled due to "unexpected circumstances." A source told the outlet that this move was made in anticipation of the New York Times story. His planned appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was also canceled.

Rumors of this alleged misconduct have been circulating for years. In 2012, Gawker published a blind item titled "Which Beloved Comedian Likes to Force Female Comics to Watch Him Jerk Off?" Three years later Defamer wrote "Louis C.K. Will Call You Up to Talk About His Alleged Sexual Misconduct."

Refinery29 has reached out to Louis C.K., Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, and Rebecca Corry for comment.

Ahead are the five women and their accusations of sexual misconduct against Louis C.K.

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We were paralyzed.

Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov

Chicago comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov said they had just performed their show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado back in 2002 when Louis C.K invited them back to his hotel room for a drink. Once there, he allegedly asked if he could take out his penis, and then the women claim he "proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating."

"We were paralyzed," Goodman told the outlet. She says they left immediately after he ejaculated on his stomach, and that as they were leaving, he called out, "Which one is Dana and which one is Julia?"

They started talking openly about the alleged incident in hopes of the comedian facing consequences, but their managers told them that Louis C.K.'s manager, Dave Becky, wanted them to stop.

You want to believe it’s not happening

Abby Schachner

The writer, illustrator, and performer said that she called Louis C.K. in 2003 in order to invite him to one of her shows when the conversation became "unprofessional and inappropriate." Schachner told the Times that she heard blinds coming down, and that Louis began describing his sexual fantasies, and she realized he was masturbating. The call lasted several minutes because she didn't know how to end it.

"I definitely wasn’t encouraging it," she said. "You want to believe it’s not happening."

She says she's felt angry, betrayed, and "ashamed" ever since.

In 2009, Louis later apologized to Schachner in a Facebook message.

"Last time I talked to you ended in a sordid fashion," he wrote. “That was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry...I remember thinking what a repulsive person I was being by responding the way that I did."

He asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me.

Rebecca Corry

While Rebecca Corry was working as a performer and a producer on a television pilot in 2005, she claims the comedian, who was a guest star, approached her as she was walking to set.

"He leaned close to my face and said, 'Can I ask you something?' I said, 'Yes,'" she recounted to the Times. "He asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me."

When she said no, Corry says he got red and told her he had issues. While executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette contemplated stopping the show after they found out about the incident, Corry wanted to keep going.

"I had no interest in being the person who shut down a production," she said.

In 2015, Louis sent her an email saying he owed her "very very very late apology." When he called her, she says he apologized for shoving her into a bathroom. She corrected him, saying he had asked to masturbate in front of her, and he said "“I used to misread people back then."

"It is unfair he’s put me or anyone else in this position," she added.

He abused his power.

Anonymous

The final accuser in the New York Times piece remained anonymous, but said that she was working in production at The Chris Rock Show in the late '90s and that Louis C.K., a writer and producer on the show, asked her to watch him masturbate multiple times. She was in her early '20s and agreed to his request, but later began to question it.

"It was something that I knew was wrong," she told the outlet. "I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture. He abused his power."