AceShowbiz - Hollywood has reacted to sexual misconduct allegations brought against Louis C.K. In an article published by The New York Times on Thursday, November 9, five woman accused the 50-year-old actor/comedian of sexual misconduct, including masturbating in front of them. C.K.'s publicist told the publication that his client would not comment on the accusations.
Shortly after the story surfaced, many stars took to social media to voice their outrage over the allegations brought against C.K. Fellow actor/comedian Michael Ian Black tweeted, "For everybody asking, I know and like Louis C.K. I won't defend him," adding that "this is inexcusable and he needs to address it."
For everybody asking, I know and like Louis C.K. I won't defend him. This is inexcusable and he needs to address it. https://t.co/wyA5ImeDO7— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 9, 2017
"Gentlemen, comedy is often inappropriate. It is sometimes daring and audacious and shocking. But our behavior, in the real world, toward women - that doesn't get a pass on inappropriate," Jason Alxander said.
Gentlemen, comedy is often inappropriate. It is sometimes daring and audacious and shocking. But our behavior, in the real world, toward women - that doesn’t get a pass on inappropriate.— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) November 9, 2017
Busy Philipps branded C.K. one of the most "F***ing disgusting predatory creeps. I hope they're all terrified."
Fucking disgusting predatory creeps. I️ hope they’re all terrified.— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 9, 2017
Judd Apatow wrote, "This to me was one of the saddest parts of the Louis CK story in the @nytimes." The 49-year-old actor/producer pointed out, "When you disrespect and sexually harass young, vulnerable people you become a dream killer."
June Diane Raphael said that "this line made me particularly ill 'He added that he had seen some of Ms. Schachner's comedy and thought she was funny. ' THANK YOU TO ALL OF THESE WOMEN."
this line made me particularly ill "He added that he had seen some of Ms. Schachner’s comedy and thought she was funny. " THANK YOU TO ALL OF THESE WOMEN.— June Diane Raphael (@MsJuneDiane) November 9, 2017
Writer Abby Schachner alleges that she heard C.K. masturbating through the phone during a 2003 call. Comedienne Rebecca Corry claims that the awards-winning actor/comedian "asked if we could go to my dressing room so he could masturbate in front of me" while filming a TV pilot back in 2005.
Comediennes Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov allege that while with C.K. in his hotel room after their show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002, he "proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating."
A fifth, anonymous woman claims that while working with C.K. on "The Chris Rock Show" in the late '90s, he masturbated while she sat with him in his office, and a co-worker corroborated her story to the Times.