6 Disturbing Details About The Louis C.K. Sexual Assault Allegations

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So gross.

Welcome to 2017. The point in time where you learn all your former TV dads and people you looked up to are horrible perverts. 

Enter Louis C.K.

Easily one of the funniest stand-up comics we have today, Louis has some ugly skeletons in his closet that for some reason we stopped talking about. So allow us to bring to light his personal brand of nastiness: there are multiple rumors, stories, and allegations that Louis C.K. traps young female comics in rooms and forces them to watch him masturbate

If you're not throwing up yet, the most notorious incident of this might. Apparently, some years ago at the Aspen Comedy Festival, Louis invited a female comedy duo back to his hotel room. They went along and offered him weed. He said no, and asked if it would be okay if he "took his d--k out."

They thought he was joking. He was not. 

When he started to masturbate in front of them, they tried to exit. But he stood in front of the door and blocked it until he was finished. 

Gawker originally broke the story in 2012 and claimed there were many allegations that this is common practice for the comic. Here are 6 other disturbing details we found about his alleged sexual misconduct: 

1. His victims are too concerned about their careers to come forward.

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One of the comics from the Aspen incident apparently complained to the festival's organizers. Soon after, she received a call from Louis' manager saying if "she valued her career, she would drop it." 

When Gawker reached out to the victim before running the story, she wrote the following message back. 

"first of all, your facts are wrong. and secondly, i don't want to be a part of this story. i'm sure you understand."

After asking what facts were wrong, she replied: "please don't contact me about this matter anymore. Breast of luck to you."

2. He may have grabbed one female comic by the neck. 

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A former fan of Louis' told Defamer that the comic came up to a woman at a comedy club, grabbed her by the back of the neck and said: "I'm going to f--k you." 

The fan, who is still only going by Jason, reached out to them in 2015 claiming that he sent an email to Louis about the incident — and Louis asked to call him. The email read: 

"Hey could you please stop sexually assaulting female comics? It's really uncomfortable to have to ask your hero to stop taking his penis out in front of uninterested and frightened girls, but such is life."

Louis arranged on a phone call with Jason, who told Defamer the conversation was "tilted and non-substantive." He believed Louis was trying to figure out what exactly Jason had heard. They agreed to speak again, but it seems that they did not. 

3. After another comic jokingly claimed to be the culprit, more people stated they had heard of Louis CK's perverted behavior. 

Comedian Dough Stanhope posted on Facebook the original Gawker story and jokingly said he had been discovered. The comments on the post were far from funny. 

"IT's Louis C.K.," one person commented, "and I know from a few girls that's true." 

4. Roseanne Barr has publicly called him out on it. 

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In 2016, Roseanne Bar told The Daily Beast that she's heard plenty of stories about what Louis does to women. 

“I’ve been speaking up,” she said. “It’s Louis C.K., locking the door and masturbating in front of women comics and writers. I can’t tell you—I’ve heard so many stories. Not just him, but a lot of them. And it’s just par for the course. It’s just shit women have to put up with.”

Later on, she added that though she doesn't have first-hand knowledge of the situation, that the allegations about Louis have been talked about for years. Roseanne also tweeted the following: “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.”

5. A female comic once deleted her podcast instead of naming Louis CK. 

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Comedian Jen Kirkman spoke about a creepy superstar male comic in 2015 on her podcast that people thought sounded an awful lot like Louis CK. She said: 

"And then I had another guy who is a very famous comic. He is probably at Cosby level at this point. He is lauded as a genius. He is basically a French filmmaker at this point. You know, new material every year. He’s a known perv. And there’s a lockdown on talking about him. His guy friends are standing by him, and you cannot say a bad thing about him. And I’ve been told by people 'Well then say it then. Say it if it’s true.' If I say it, my career is over. My manager and my agent have told me that. They didn’t threaten it. They just said to me 'You know what Jen, it’s not worth it because you’ll be torn apart. Look at the Cosby women.' And this guy didn’t rape me, but he made a certain difficult decision to go on tour with him really hard. Because I knew if I did, I’d be getting more of the same weird treatment I’d been getting from him. And it was really fucked up, and this person was married. So it was not good, and so I hold a lot of resentment."

The podcast was pulled, and later on, Kirkman told Nerdist that it was “kind of obvious" who she was talking about, but acted like the unnamed comic wasn't as bad as she had originally made him out to be.

“Here’s what it’s really like to be a woman in comedy: you have friends, and sometimes they’re creepy, and they’re really successful,” she said.

6. He doesn't completely deny it. 

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In an interview with Vulture in 2016, Louis said that he "doesn't care" about the accusations made about him, specifically the ones Gawker publicized. 

"That’s nothing to me. That’s not real."

He then went on to be even vaguer: "Well, you can’t touch stuff like that. There’s one more thing I want to say about this, and it’s important: If you need your public profile to be all positive, you’re sick in the head. I do the work I do, and what happens next I can’t look after. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can. Just to the work and not to my life."

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