South African Tourism is a statutory body whose main object is to promote tourism to and within South Africa, by marketing the country as…
Louis CK joined the likes of sexual misconduct accused Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey Wednesday when multiple women stepped forward to tell The New York Times their disturbing stories about the comedian.
Comedic duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov said that in 2002 Louis CK invited them over to an after-show hang out in his hotel room. As soon as they arrived, the man asked if he could take out his penis. He allegedly undressed and started masturbating.
A year later, another comedian Abby Schachner says that while on a phone call with Louis CK, she could hear him masturbating in the background. Six years later, she received an apology via Facebook from the comedian.
Comedian Rebecca Corry confirmed this behaviour, alleging that in 2005 Louis CK asked if he could masturbate in front of her. She declined.
The news — which has been rumoured for years — didn’t surprise those online, though many were disappointed in the comedian they admired.
We knew about Louis CK for ages. He is trash and his liberal-good-guy comedy was homopobic and racist.
— Roj Amedi (@Roj_Ame) November 10, 2017
I was a fan of Louis CK because I thought his work was brave and personal. The woman coming forward are way more brave, and those stories are way more personal than anything he could have done. Kudos to them.
— Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) November 10, 2017
Fellow comedian Judd Apatow pointed out how Louis CK’s alleged misconduct discouraged women from entering the comedy scene.
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) November 10, 2017
Louis CK’s upcoming film I Love You Daddy — about an older producer who seduces a minor — was also a source of contention.
I can’t stop thinking how Louis CK was so confident in the system continuing to enable him that he made, “Daddy, I Love You.”
— roxane gay (@rgay) November 10, 2017
can’t decide if louis ck made “I Love You Daddy” because he thought he was untouchable or if he’s just truly a stupid person
— cry baby lawyer (@squierzz) November 9, 2017
I Love You Daddy‘s premiere has since been cancelled.
HBO announced that the comedian would not participate in its “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” event, and his previous content was removed from its On Demand services.