Five women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 3:25 PM

Louis C.K. Fast Facts

Five women have come forward in a New York Times story released Thursday afternoon to allege that comedian Louis C.K. acted inappropriately with them in the past.

Chicago comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov said that in 2002, they were invited by the comedian to his hotel room for a nightcap after a show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The women were under the impression that it would be cordial meeting.

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The women said C.K. asked if he could expose himself. The women laughed it off as a joke.

“He proceeded to take all of his clothes off and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” Goodman told the publication. 

The women told others about the incident and said the comedian’s manager was upset that they were discussing it publicly.

“I think the line gets crossed when you take all your clothes off and start masturbating,” Wolov said.

The duo are among five others who came forward to the publication with similar allegations. 

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Abby Schachner said that, while she was on a call with C.K. in 2003, she could hear the actor pleasuring himself.

Rebecca Corry said she was working with C.K. on a pilot in 2005 and said in a statement to the New York Times that the actor asked if he could pleasure himself in front of her. She turned him down. 

“His face got red,” she said, “and he told me he had issues.”

Courtney Cox and David Arquette, who worked as an executive producer on the show, confirmed the incident. 

“What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful,” Cox said in an email. 

A fifth woman spoke on the condition of anonymity. The woman, who said she worked in production on “The Chris Rock Show” in the late 1990s, said that she was repeatedly asked by the C.K. to watch him pleasure himself. He was a writer and producer on the show at the time.

Ahead of the story’s publication, the New York premiere of Louis C.K.’s movie, “I Love You Daddy,” was canceled. Representatives for the premiere cited “unexpected circumstances,” according to The Hollywood Reporter

Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women.(Rich Fury/Getty Images/Getty Images)

Schnase said that she got a Facebook message from C.K. in 2009 apologizing.

“Last time I talked to you ended in a sordid fashion,” he wrote, according to The Times. “That was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry.”

“I remember thinking what a repulsive person I was being by responding the way that I did,” he wrote.

Corry told The Times she received an email from C.K. in 2015 in which he said he owed her a “very very very late apology.”

Louis C.K was interviewed by The Times at the TorontoInternational Film Festival in Sept. 2016, where “I Love You, Daddy,” was being screened. According to the publication, he dismissed stories of his alleged sexual misconduct and referred to them as “rumors.” 

“I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors,” C.K. said. “If you actually participate in a rumor, you make it bigger and you make it real,” he added.

“They’re rumors, that’s all that is,” he said.

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67-year-old Jane Seymour poses for ‘Playboy,’ ‘I feel much sexier now’ 

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

Actress Jane Seymour attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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Actress Jane Seymour attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Phillip Faraone)

Elegant actress Jane Seymour is about to grace the pages of “Playboy” magazine at 67-years-old.

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The former Bond girl took to social media Wednesday to share a modest photograph from her upcoming spread in the iconic men’s magazine.

“I’m thrilled to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy,” Seymour captioned the image on Instagram.

“I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more,” she wrote.

This is the “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star’s third spread in “Playboy.”

The legendary actress told the magazine that her age hasn’t diminished her confidence.

“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger” she said.

“Then I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’ There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have,” she added. “Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”

And there’s no doubt that she’s all natural.

“I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything. I haven’t done any of it,” she explained.

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“So I still look like ‘me.’ Everyday I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me. That’s important to me.”

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Snap Inc.’s stock falls after Kylie Jenner tweet about Snapchat redesign

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

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Kylie Jenner may be one of many Snapchat users who isn’t happy about the app’s redesign.

The 20-year-old new mom asked her followers on Tuesday if anyone else no longer uses the app.

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“So does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” she wrote. “Ugh this is so sad.”

Bloomberg reported that the timing of the tweet may have caused a drop in stock for Snap Inc., the company that owns Snapchat.

“Shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner,” the publication said.

According to a Wednesday tweet from Reuters, the drop in Snap’s stock adds up to about $1.5 billion lost in market value.

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Ten minutes after the first tweet, Jenner said she still has love for the app.

“Still love you tho snap,” she tweeted. “My first love.”

Jenner, who welcomed her first child, daughter Stormi Webster, Feb. 1, may have not opened the app because she’s busy with her little one and boyfriend Travis Scott.

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“Still staring at her all day,” Jenner told a fan of her newborn. “She looks just like me when I was a baby.”

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Report: Actress Rachel McAdams pregnant with first child

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:51 PM

Reports say Rachel McAdams is pregnant.
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Reports say Rachel McAdams is pregnant.(Brian de Rivera Simon/Getty Images)

Congratulations are in order for actress Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly expecting her first child.

E! News, citing several unnamed sources, reported that the 39-year-old actress is pregnant.

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In 2016, Us Weekly reported that the private star was seen holding hands with screenwriter Jamie Linden, which prompted speculation that they were dating.

McAdams has not commented on the report, but she has been vocal about becoming a mother in the past.

“Having a few (kids) would be great,” she told People in 2009. “My mom is a great inspiration to me. She’s a nurse and very nurturing and gentle. She lets me be who I am. Hopefully I can take on those qualities and be as great as her.”

Adams, who has a starring role in the movie “Game Night,” was not at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Wednesday. According to E! News, the Canadian actress was last photographed in Toronto wearing a baggy jacket. 

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Quincy Jones apologizes for candid remarks in Vulture, GQ interviews

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:22 PM

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Quincy Jones is apologizing for the very frank remarks hes made in interviews with GQ and Vulture. 

According to the music legend, his six daughters pulled him aside after reading his comments with the publications and showed him the impact of his words.

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Jones posted a lengthy statement apologizing for the stories on Twitter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I am an imperfect human and I’m not afraid to say it,” Jones wrote. “And I’m sorry and I’m not afraid to say it.

“When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long and crazy life (and you’ve recently stopped drinking – three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT paint the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) come flooding back all at once, and even at 85, it’s apparent that ‘wordvomit’ and bad-mouthing is inexcusable.”

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Most of the people Jones spoke about in the sweeping Vulture interview -- Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando among them -- are dead, but Jones said he personally apologized to those he could.

“I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended and I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me and to those who aren’t,” he wrote.

In the GQ interview, published Jan. 29, Jones spoke about partying with Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra and criticized artists like Taylor Swift for not creating “great songs.”

Jones told Vulture The Beatles were poor musicians.  He also made explicit remarks about the sex lives of Pryor and Brando. The Vulture interview was published Feb. 7.

Jones wrote, “One of the hardest things about this situation is that this bad-mouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality homophobia, poverty...you name it. And of course I don’t want that. 

“I have already reached out to my friends privately, but when you live a public life, you have a responsibility to be an example, and since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make a public apology.”

Read Jones’ full statement below.

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