Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct, New York Times reports

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The fifth woman, who wished to remain anonymous, worked at The Chris Rock Show where C.K. was a writer and producer.

Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov also accused C.K. of similarly despicable behavior while stopping into his Aspen, Colorado, hotel room in 2002. The comedian's routine often included masturbation jokes, and in 2007, he told a radio show a story about exposing his genitals to an old man in public when he was younger, adding, "I don't know why". "I think the line gets crossed when you take all your clothes off and start masturbating", Ms. Wolov told the Times. One said C.K. masturbated in front of her, a second said he did so while on the phone with her and the third said she declined when asked to masturbate in front of her.

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.

"In light of the allegations concerning Louis C.K. referenced in today's New York Times", the Orchard said in a statement, "we are cancelling tonight's premiere of I Love You, Daddy". (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.

But just one day ahead of the film's launch, The Hollywood Reporter reports that C.K. has canceled both the screening and any promotional appearances he was scheduled to make because of a potentially damning new story, which will reportedly be published by The New York Times in the near future.

The Times story comes four weeks after the paper published an exposé on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment and assault from multiple women. "As a result, we are giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film and continuing to review the situation".

In September, CK was asked about rumours of sexual misconduct by the NY Times at the Toronto film festival, which he dismissed as simply "rumours".

"Daddy" follows a Manhattan-based TV writer-producer (C.K.) whose 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) falls in love with a 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich). Instead of shutting this duo down tout suite, C.K.'s character instead makes a passionate speech defending a relationship that could amount to statutory rape.

Louis C.K. became the latest Hollywood celebrity to be accused of sexual misconduct following a bombshell article Thursday. After their alleged encounters, two of the women say, C.K. privately apologized for his behavior.