UPDATE: The New York Times piece has dropped. Read it here. Or if you’re feeling particularly internet-lazy, allow me to summarize. It includes the woeful tales of FIVE women who were unfortunate enough to be aggrieved by Louis C.K.’s masturbatory ways. In addition to the two ladies mentioned above (which happened in 2002), in 2003, another woman named Abby Schachner heard him getting some arm cardio in while she was on the phone with him. In 2005, he asked if he could masturbate in front of another female comedian while on set. She declined. Shocker. The fifth accuser claims he repeatedly requested her as an audience to his one man jerk show in the ’90s. As of the writing of this post, no woman has claimed to have actually been physically assaulted by his unwanted loin serpent.
Original article here:
Fingers are being pointed and names are being named now that everyone suddenly gives a flying fecal patty about sexual misconduct in Hollywood. The latest name on the chopping block? Louis C.K., come on down and collect your prize. Which may or may not be a ruined career. Courtesy of The New York Times.
For weeks the NYT has been prepping a story about Louis CK and calling everyone in the comedy world and Hollywood, my sources have received calls…it appears that story will be published soon. Per @THR the premiere for his movie has been cancelled.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 9, 2017
The New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, set for Thursday, has been canceled. Reps for the premiere, due to take place at the Paris Theatre, cited “unexpected circumstances.”
A source tells The Hollywood Reporter that a New York Times story on the comedian is about to break, and the premiere was canceled in case it was damaging. Additionally, Louis C.K.’s planned appearance CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was also canceled.
Here’s the thing, we don’t know exactly what it is The New York Times has on Louis, but it’s apparently bad enough to scare everyone away from him in a panicked flee. C.K. is currently more unwanted than Amy Schumer in a singles bar. Or comedy club. Take your pick.
Certain allegations against him have been brewing for some time though. An example:
At the Aspen Comedy Festival a few years ago, he invited a female comedy duo back to his hotel room. [He] asked if it would be OK if he took his dick out. Thinking he was joking, the women gave a facetious thumbs up. He wasn’t joking. When he actually started jerking off in front of them, the ladies decided that wasn’t their bag and made for the exit. But the comedian stood in front of the door, blocking their way with his body, until he was done.
Gross? A thousand times yes. But this particular situation sounds like it started out rather consensual. Started out. Didn’t finish that way. It’s a sticky situation. That was a pun. Sorry about it.
We’re not in the business of damning people without hard (another pun intended) evidence. A two-year-old, flaccid rumor about masturbation – which apparently warranted two thumbs up – isn’t/wasn’t enough to make Louis into a social leper. But again, whatever The New York Times managed to get its paws on was bad enough to cause a huge wave in Louis’ professional relationships and appearances. Will it be ugly? Everything points to most likely. We’ll have to wait and see. Like a wimpish beta male nervously awaiting the arrival of his Russian mail-order bride.
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of Hollywood crumbling.