Famed comedian Louis C.K. has pulled the plug on several upcoming appearances as The New York Times has published allegations of inappropriate behavior with numerous women.
Thursday night’s New York premiere of his movie, I Love You, Daddy, was canceled at the last minute as well as his scheduled appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The announcement came as The Times published an account of five women, each accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Rumors of alleged inappropriate behavior involving Louis C.K. have been gossiped about for years. In The Times piece, many of the woman said he would ask to masturbate in front of them. The allegations extend as far back as the late 1990s.
Roseanne Barr once claimed in an interview that Louis C.K. has exposed himself to female writers and fellow comics.
In 2105 she tweeted: "I have 0 idea if louie #ck is a sexual offender or not but there r multiple accusations in Hollywood’s working woman circles. He shld answer."
Director Judd Apatow tweeted: "ignoring the many women writers who claim louis #ck is a sexual offender, the Emmy awards nominated him 4 3 awards.”
Louis C.K. was contacted for an interview with The Times about the on-the-record accusations of sexual misconduct and his publicist, Lewis Kay, told the paper that the comedian would not respond.
“Louis is not going to answer any questions,” Kay wrote in an email to The Times. In the past, he has denied all allegations of misconduct.