Louis CK's Movie Premiere Canceled Ahead of Reported New York Times Story

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In various accounts from comedians like Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, Rebecca Corry and one other woman who wishes to remain anonymous, there are allegations of Louis masturbating or requesting to masturbate in front of them. In The Times piece, numerous woman said he would ask to masturbate in front of them. A third woman said that the comedian asked if he could masturbate in front of her, but she declined. David Arquette and Courteney Cox, exec producers on the show, confirmed the story.

"What happened to Rebecca on that set was bad", Cox wrote in an email, and added that she, personally, felt "outrage and shock".

"Louis is not going to answer any questions", Louis C.K.'s publicist Lewis Kay told the Times.

The New York premiere of his upcoming movie I Love You, Daddy was abruptly canceled Thursday. (Reps for the premiere cited "unexpected circumstances.") C.K. was also booked to appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night but canceled at the last minute, according to a source.

In the hours before the report broke, C.K. allegedly canceled the premiere of his film I Love You, Daddy.

Corry also said that she received an email from C.K.in 2015, years after the alleged incident, in which the comedian offered a "very very very late apology" for his behavior. "He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating". The traumedy is produced under C.K.'s FX Productions-based Pig Newton banner and though C.K.is a credited executive producer, Notaro said the pair had not spoken in two years and that he is not involvement in the show.

The Hollywood Reporter said the schedule changes were announced as The New York Times is preparing to publish a possibly damaging story about the comedian.

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Add Louis C.K.to the list of Hollywood figures being accused of sexual misconduct.

After sharing what happened to friends in the entertainment community, they said they faced backlash.

Corry said that the comedian acknowledged the incident and said, "I used to misread people back then".

Notaro had addressed rumors about C.K. when promoting her Amazon series One Mississippi, which premiered early September. He has been replaced by William H. Macy, THR reports.

When she shut him down, "His face got red", she said, "and he told me he had issues".

Several commenters on the article claimed the item was a now well-circulated rumor about Louis C.K. - though his friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, claimed to be at fault in a Facebook post.