Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, Rebecca Corry, and a fifth woman whose identity has been protected for family privacy reasons detailed multiple alleged instances of C.K. either masturbating in front of them, masturbating over the phone, or requesting they watch him masturbate.
In 2002, Goodman and Wolov were invited to C.K.'s hotel room after a performance at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Once they entered the room, Goodman and Wolov alleged, C.K. asked if he could "take out his penis." Though they initially laughed off the request as a joke, C.K. then "really did it." C.K. also allegedly removed all his clothes and began masturbating in front of them. "We were paralyzed," Goodman said.
Schachner said she called C.K. in 2003 to ask him to attend one of her shows. During the phone conversation, Schachner alleged, C.K. could be heard masturbating. "I definitely wasn't encouraging it," she said. "You want to believe it's not happening." C.K. also detailed "sexual fantasies" during the phone conversation. At the time, Schachner's then-boyfriend was a writer who had previously worked with C.K.
While shooting a pilot in 2005, Corry said that C.K.—a guest star—"leaned close to my face and said, 'Can I ask you something?'" When Corry said yes, C.K. allegedly asked if they could go to her dressing so he could masturbate in front of her. "What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful," Courteney Cox, who executive produced the pilot alongside David Arquette, said in a statement.
The fifth woman, who the Times said has not yet been "publicly linked" to alleged C.K. incidents, said C.K. "repeatedly" made similar masturbation requests when she worked in the production department on the Chris Rock Show. "I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture," she said.
"Louis is not going to answer any questions," Lewis Kay, C.K.'s publicist, said of the allegations.
Read the full Times piece, which also includes excerpts from a Facebook message to Schachner and email to Corry in which C.K. reportedly acknowledged some of the allegations, here.
Hours before the piece went live, the the New York premiere of C.K.'s new film I Love You, Daddy was canceled. The comedian also called off his previously scheduled appearance on Thursday's Late Show.