On “Good Morning America” on Monday Rebecca Corry spoke out about being sexually harassed by disgraced comedian Louis C.K.
Corry, 46, is one of five women to have accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct after The New York Times published an expose.
The “2 Broke Girls” star explained: “It was actually common knowledge in the comedy world, people made jokes about it all the time.”
Corry went on to say of the moment, the Mexican-American actor approached her when she was working on a TV pilot back in 2005: “I was walking to set to shoot my scene and he approached me and got really close to my face. He said ‘can I ask you something?’ and I said ‘yes’ and he said ‘can I masturbate in front of you in your dressing room?'”
Corry – who said Louis C.K. had called her two years ago to apologize for his behaviour – admitted the show’s executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette were left “disturbed” when they found out, but Corry had insisted she “wanted to pretend like it never happened.”
The actress went on: “I wanted to do my job. Those opportunities are few and far between. I most certainly didn’t want to be the person responsible for shutting down a production, or even being part of the narrative.”
She added, “If I could do anything differently, it would have been that day – I would have shut down production, I would have confronted it. I have learned that doing nothing, saying nothing is not helpful.”
After Corry’s appearance on “GMA,” she then hit back at a follower on Twitter on Monday afternoon who questioned why she’d decided to come forward now.
The star replied: “I strongly caution you to never judge or question how people who have been vicimized in any way handle it. It further vicimizes them. I spoke up for many reasons and will continue to discuss and reveal those reasons when and how I see fit. Until then, support is what’s needed.”
Chicago comedy duo Dana Mini Goodman and Julia Wolov have also spoken out to accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, with the pair claiming he’d asked them if he could “take his penis out” when they went back to his hotel room for a nightcap back in 2002.
The pair thought C.K. was joking and laughed it off. “And then he really did it,” Goodman said. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”
In 2003, Abby Schachner called the comedian to invite him to one of her shows and she said that during the phone conversation she could hear him masturbating as they spoke.
Another woman spoke on condition of anonymity to protect her family’s privacy. She said she was working in production at “The Chris Rock Show” when C.K. reportedly asked her to watch him masturbate.