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Louis C.K.

On November 9, the New York Times published a story about sexual misconduct allegations involving five women and 50-year-old comedian Louis C.K. In the report, it was alleged that Louis C.K. invited women to his hotel room in 2002 where he asked if he could expose himself. A woman claims he fully disrobed and started to masturbate. Another woman claimed she could hear the comedian do the same while speaking to her on the phone in 2003. A female comedian also said he made a similar request that she vehemently refused. The women told the New York Times the comedian’s behaviour was abusive. Louis C.K. had previously dismissed sexual misconduct allegations as “rumours,” but a day after the story broke, the comedian issued a statement acknowledging the claims were true and admitted to using his power “irresponsibly.” The comedian says he “will now step back and take a long time to listen.” HBO has since cut ties with him and the distributor of his movie, I Love You, Daddy, has cancelled its release. Photo from The Associated Press.

PHOTOS: High-profile stars facing sexual misconduct allegations

WARNING: The details in this article are graphic in nature. Readers’ discretion is advised. 

The sexual harassment claims involving some of the biggest names in entertainment are mounting as more and more people are speaking out.

The allegations are sending shockwaves across social media, where the #MeToo campaign has made headlines worldwide.

If it seems like there’s a new revelation every day, it’s probably because there is one. Not all of them include famous movie actors and producers, but that’s where the tidal wave began.

Since accusations were levied against powerful film executive Harvey Weinstein in October 2017, scores of women and some men have come forward with claims of their own.

This photo gallery details the claims and responses of those facing sexual assault accusations in the past month, including Weinstein, Ben Affleck, James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven, Brett Ratner, George Takei, Ed Westwick, Steven Seagal, Louis C.K., Jeffrey Tambor, Sylvester Stallone, Al Franken, Ryan Seacrest, Russell Simmons, Charlie Rose, Nick Carter, Matt Lauer, Geraldo Rivera, Danny Masterson, Mario Batali, Larry King, Michael Douglas, James Franco and Morgan Freeman.

This article only mentions allegations made against high-profile personalities in the entertainment industry, and does not mention others who have been accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo campaign went viral starting in the final months of 2017.

None of the allegations made against any of these figures have been proven in court. In some cases, the claims being made are being investigated by law enforcement.