After allegations against comedian Louis C.K. emerged this week, his distributor said Friday it wouldn't release his film “I Love You Daddy” next week:
Louis CK's film distributor for “I Love You Daddy” won't be releasing film. Was due out Nov 17 pic.twitter.com/rGvSuLotf0
— Cara Buckley (@caraNYT) November 10, 2017
On Thursday, The New York Times reported on several women alleging the comedian either masturbated in front of them or requested to do so.
Comediennes Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov reportedly witnessed C.K. masturbate in front of them after joking about revealing his penis:
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.”
Ironically, C.K. has publicly joked about masturbation and men's danger to women, and one of the characters in “I Love You Daddy” pretends to masturbate in front of others.
As the Times noted, C.K. regularly included jokes about masturbation during his comedy shows as well.
C.K. was just the latest in a long list of high-profile men to receive allegations of sexual misconduct. Most notably, many accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein appeared to prompt a social media campaign, under the banner of #MeToo, encouraging others to speak out about their experiences with sexual assault.