US comedian Louis CK’s movie premiere has been cancelled hours before the screening as five women levelled sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Four of the accusers told the New York Times he had masturbated during interactions with them and a fifth said he had asked to do so.
The BBC has contacted the Emmy-winning comic’s manager for a comment.
The distributor of his new film, I Love You, Daddy, said it was reviewing plans for its general release.
Four comediennes – Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry and Abby Schachner – and a fifth woman who spoke on condition of anonymity made allegations about the entertainer in Thursday’s New York Times report.
Ms Goodman and Ms Wolov said Louis CK stripped naked and masturbated after inviting them to his hotel room during the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, in 2002.