Premiere for Louis CK's 'I Love You, Daddy' is canceled

Posted November 10, 2017

The incidents range from C.K. asking comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov if he could take off his trousers that they laughed off as a joke, but as Goodman said, "he proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating", to C.K. masturbating while speaking to Abby Schachner on the phone. Courteney Cox and David Arquette confirmed they were notified of one alleged incident - an actress on a show they were producing claimed C.K. asked if he could masturbate in front of her. "I think the line gets crossed when you take all your clothes off and start masturbating", Ms. Wolov told the Times.

A year later, comedian Abby Schnacher called C.K.to invite him to one of her stand-up sets, and said she could hear him masturbating during the phone call.

The comedian's publicist, Lewis Kay, told the Times in an email, "Louis is not going to answer any questions". But there is an article about Louis C.K. and similar circumstances that just showed up the NY Times, and it is damning to say the least.

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

The article saw an immediate impact on the comedian's new film, with the Thursday New York premiere of "I Love You, Daddy" quickly canceled.

"And then he really did it", Goodman told the New York Times. "It's amusing. I didn't think of that". Schachner said the experience discouraged her from pursuing a career in comedy. Notaro said she is speaking out to support of those with the courage "to speak up against such a powerful figure.as well as the multitude of women still out there, not quite ready to share their nightmares". They claimed that Louis C.K.'s manager Dave Becky wanted them to stop sharing the story, and they told the Times they felt they had been warned to stay quiet. TIFF programmers screened and gave I Love You, Daddy a world premiere after C.K. surprised Toronto organizers and let them know the film existed.

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

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

His appearance on CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Friday also was canceled, with William H. Macy taking his place. Later, he sent her a Facebook message that said, "I remember thinking what a repulsive person I was being by responding the way that I did".

Rumors of alleged inappropriate behavior involving Louis C.K. have been gossiped about for years.

In 2015, Gawker published a story detailing allegations of mistreatment of women by Louis C.K.