Actor and comedian Louis CK has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, who've come forward with stories of him masturbating in front of them against their will.
According to a report in The New York Times, the five women — who include comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry — as well as a fifth woman who remained anonoymous, allege the Emmy-winning star crossed a line into sexual misconduct.
Their claims involve the comedian either pleasuring himself in front of them, asking to or doing it over the phone.
Goodman and Wolov said they were invited up to Louis CK's hotel room in Aspen, Colorado back in 2002 after they had performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival.
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As soon as they entered the room, they said he "asked if he could take his penis out."
They thought it was a joke until he "really did it."
"He proceeded to take all of his clothes off," Dana Goodman told the publication. "Get completely naked, and started masturbating."
The women said they remembered screaming and laughing in shock, adding, "we were paralysed."
The other allegations are strikingly similar.
Rebecca Correy claims Louis CK propositioned her, asking if they could go to his dressing room "so he could masturbate in front of me" while they worked on a TV pilot together in 2005.
The show's executive producers, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, have backed up her story to the Times.
The comedian, whose New York for his latest flick I Love You, Daddy was cancelled in light of the allegations, has yet to respond to the claims.
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