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Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:54 PM

Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/arts/television/louis-ck-sexual-misconduct.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage


In 2002, a Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, landed their big break: a chance to perform at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo. When Louis C.K. invited them to hang out in his hotel room for a nightcap after their late-night show, they did not think twice. The bars were closed and they wanted to celebrate. He was a comedian they admired. The women would be together. His intentions seemed collegial.

As soon as they sat down in his room, still wrapped in their winter jackets and hats, Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis, the women said.

They thought it was a joke and laughed it off. “And then he really did it,” Ms. Goodman said in an interview with The New York Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”

In 2003, Abby Schachner called Louis C.K. to invite him to one of her shows, and during the phone conversation, she said, she could hear him masturbating as they spoke. Another comedian, Rebecca Corry, said that while she was appearing with Louis C.K. on a television pilot in 2005, he asked if he could masturbate in front of her. She declined.

Now, after years of unsubstantiated rumors about Louis C.K. masturbating in front of associates, women are coming forward to describe what they experienced. Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy. In the years since the incidents the women describe, he has sold out Madison Square Garden eight times, created an Emmy-winning TV series, and accumulated the clout of a tastemaker and auteur, with the help of a manager who represents some of the biggest names in comedy. And Louis C.K. built a reputation as the unlikely conscience of the comedy scene, by making audiences laugh about hypocrisy — especially male hypocrisy.

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Reply Louis C.K. Crossed a Line Into Sexual Misconduct, 5 Women Say (Original post)
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 OP
FarPoint Nov 2017 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #3
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #5
cwydro Nov 2017 #7
Cuthbert Allgood Nov 2017 #11
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #13
Cuthbert Allgood Nov 2017 #14
cwydro Nov 2017 #16
cwydro Nov 2017 #15
Cuthbert Allgood Nov 2017 #17
cwydro Nov 2017 #19
JI7 Nov 2017 #18
Ms. Toad Nov 2017 #20
Girard442 Nov 2017 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Nov 2017 #4
Girard442 Nov 2017 #8
True Dough Nov 2017 #9
TNLib Nov 2017 #6
Marthe48 Nov 2017 #10
MrScorpio Nov 2017 #12

Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:56 PM

1. I can't support these accounts....

2003.. well... charges should of been filed.... Outrage should of been in 2003...

I do not support Trial by Media.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:58 PM

3. What do you mean by "support"?

You don't believe them? You don't like them? You reject them? WTF?

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:59 PM

5. Also, it's attitudes like this one that make victims not speak out in the first place.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 04:03 PM

7. Its not should of

It’s “should have”. Or “should’ve”.

Sorry, but that drives me crazy.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 12:50 PM

11. *It's

I mean, if we are going to be grammar police.

And if you are American, the period goes inside the quotation mark. If you're British, then enjoy your punctuation anarchy.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 12:56 PM

13. *your

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 01:04 PM

14. Thank you. You're correct.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:43 PM

16. Lol. nt

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 02:42 PM

15. No apostrophes show on titles. Disappeared after the hack.

I know the difference.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:02 PM

19. Its not working for me.

I put it’s in the title here too.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 03:56 PM

18. He admitted it and has talked about it during his stand up

 

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 06:20 PM

20. Perhaps you like his confession and apology more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/movies/louis-ck-i-love-you-daddy-release-is-canceled.html

In a statement on Friday, Louis C.K. said, “I want to address the stories told to The New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.”

He continued, “These stories are true.”

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:57 PM

2. Dammit, why can't these pervs be upfront about this crap.

It would stop me from wasting a whole lot of time first liking and then unliking people.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 03:59 PM

4. Have...have you paid attention to some of his routines?

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 04:06 PM

8. I'm not quite ready to surrender to the idea that all comedians who work blue...

...are dirtbags offstage. I mean, I never fretted about Mickey Spillane being a thug in real life.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 04:09 PM

9. Like this one?

(WARNING: Adult content, obviously)

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 04:00 PM

6. I'm a big Fan of Louis C.K

But I believe these women. I don't see any reason for them to lie and there have been too many women come forward with similar stories.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 12:47 PM

10. Keep it in your pants guys

You'll have more respect from people you know if you exercise some self-control.

I am so sad that so many people are using sex as a weapon, as a perversion of power, as so many things it was never meant to be.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Nov 10, 2017, 12:51 PM

12. Another one bites the dust.

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