Dana Min Goodman & Julia Wolov: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
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Dana Min Goodman & Julia Wolov: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Julia Wolov and Dana Goodman attend the Hollywood Film Festival Premiere party for "Answers to Nothing" on October 21, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

A comedy duo has accused Louis C.K. of masturbating in front of them in a hotel room in 2002 without their consent.

Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, known as Dana & Julia, told the New York Times that the 50-year-old comedian asked them if he could take out his penis, and then, “proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating.”

Three other women have also accused Louis C.K. of crossing a line into sexual misconduct, telling their stories to the Times in the first on-the-record accusations of sexual impropriety against Louis C.K., who has long been rumored to have acted inappropriately sexually around women.

Comedian, writer, illustrator and performer Abby Schachner told the Times that Louis C.K. masturbated during a phone conversation with her in 2003 and comedian Rebecca Corry told the newspaper that he asked her if he could masturbate in front of her in 2005. A fifth woman, who spoke with anonymity, told the newspaper that Louis C.K. asked to masturbate in front of her multiple times in the 1990s.

On Thursday, as word of the upcoming Times report spread, Louis C.K. cancelled his Thursday night premiere of his upcoming movie “I Love You, Daddy,” and also cancelled an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Louis C.K. issued a statement Friday apologizing for his conduct.

“These stories are true,” the comedian said. “At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

Here’s what you need to know about Goodman and Wolov and their accusations:


1. Goodman & Wolov Say They Felt ‘Paralyzed’ & Then Ran Out of the Room After Louis C.K. Ejaculated

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Louis C.K.

Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov told the New York Times they went to the hotel room with Louis C.K. after meeting them after their late night show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. They said they did not think twice about going to the room because they were together, Louis C.K. was a comedian they admired and his intentions seemed collegial, according to the Times.

The duo said they sat down in the room, wearing winter jackets, and Louis C.K. asked if he could take out his penis. They said they laughed it off, and “And then he really did it,” Goodman told the newspaper. She said they were “paralyzed,” as Louis C.K. masturbated, naked, in a chairman, and then they ran out after he ejaculated onto his stomach.

He was like, ‘Which one is Dana and which one is Julia?’?” Goodman told the newspaper.

They said they told Charna Halpern, who owns improv theaters in Los Angeles and Chicago where they had previously performed, about what happened.

“I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know what to tell them to do,” Halpern told the Times.

Wolov and Goodman said profanity and raunchiness is common in comedy circles, but they said Louis C.K. was abusive. They themselves are known for dirty and raunchy humor, but said that actions like those they say Louis C.K. committed go too far.

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


2. The Women Say They Felt ‘Backlash’ After Telling People About What Happened

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GettyDave Becky, and Louis C.K. in 2013.

Goodman and Wolov told the newspaper that they were not sure if what happened was criminal, so they did not go to the police, but wanted to do respond “because something happened to us,” Goodman told the newspaper. The duo said they hoped outrage would build against Louis C.K. and wanted to shame him, so they started to tell people what happened the next day.

The women told the New York Times that they felt “backlash” after telling people about what happened just 24 hours later.

“Guys were backing away from us,” Wolov said. They told the newspaper that Louis C.K.’s manager, Dave Becky, told their managers that he wanted them to stop telling people about their encounter with the comedian.

“I don’t recall the exact specifics of the conversation, but know I never threatened anyone,” Becky told the Times.

Goodman and Wolov said they moved to Los Angeles shortly after the incident and they were, “coming here with a bunch of enemies.” Wolov said they have taken themselves out of the running of projects involving Becky, who also represents Kevin Hart and Aziz Ansari, among other top comedians. “We know immediately that we can never even submit our material,” she told the newspaper.


3. Goodman & Wolov Have Worked Together for Several Years, Creating the MTV Show ‘Faking It’ Together

Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov have been writing and performing together as “Dana & Julia” for several years. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the duo met at Chicago’s ImprovOlympic in 1995, while they were taking a class there, and “bonded over a shared love of raunchy humor.” From 2001 to 2002 they put on a Chicago sketch show, that according to the Sun-Times, included “among other ribald moments, a drugged date rape set to the music of Kenny Rogers, and a demonstration of what a shaky L ride does to one’s bosoms.”

Their “big break” came in 2002 at the same Aspen, Colorado, festival where they say the incident with Louis C.K. occurred, when they were noticed by another comedian, Adam Sandler, according to Deadline.com.

Goodman and Wolov were both writers on the MTV shows “Punk’d” and “Good Vibes,” and in 2014 created and co-wrote the MTV series “Faking It,” which is described on IMDB as,”after numerous attempts of trying to be popular two best friends decide to come out as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.” The show ran from 2014 to 2016.

The duo has also worked together on “Girls Behaving Badly” on Oxygen, “The Dana & Julia Show” and “Biatches,” an animated Comedy Central series.

In 2016, it was reported that ABC has bought an untitled single-camera showing from Goodman and Wolov, according to Deadline. They also recently wrote a semi-autobiographical show that was purchased by TV Land.


4. Goodman, an Illinois Native, Started Her Career as an Actress in 2002

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GettyDana Min Goodman.

Dana Min Goodman, 44, is an Illinois native. Goodman grew up in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and eventually moved to Chicago. She now lives in Los Angeles.

She began her career as an actress in 2002 with small roles in “Tenfold” and “Barbershop.” She has also appeared in “Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,” “The House Bunny” and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” according to her IMDB page.

Goodman told the New York Times she and Wolov are speaking out now because of other women who have come forward with stories about sexual abuse, assault and harassment by other powerful Hollywood figures.

“Because of this moment, as gross as it is, we feel compelled to speak,” Goodman told the newspaper.


5. Wolov Graduated From Indiana University & Was Part of The Second City Improv Group

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Julia Wolov.

Julia Wolov, 45, is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from the Indiana University, according to her Linkedin profile.

After college, she moved to Chicago, where she began working in improv. She was part of The Second City improv group in Chicago, where she was a writer and performer from 2000 to 2001.

Wolov wrote the short story “Bright Lights, Betty White’s Titties,” about, “the inimitable Betty White, a Loehmann’s dressing room and a Hollywood Best Western parking lot.” The story gained her fans in Hollywood and was later published by Gawker.

“It cracked open a whole bunch of meetings. I was on the Betty White band wagon before it was cool! I hope she doesn’t sue me. Most people knew it was complete fiction, but there were a couple of times when someone would ask if it was true which I said ‘Yes, Betty White and I are totally dating,'” she told Gawker in 2010.

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bernardo carlos blanco

A woman sexually rude comedian, feminist lesbian, degenerate and blasphemous I find much more shocking than a perverted man, this happens is BLAME of the ZIONISM that is MASTER of PORNOGRAPHY, of HOLLYWOOD AND PROGRESSIVE MEDIA.

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sickofwomen

These women are full of it. He asked and they could have said “no” or just left. Sick of this bull crap with women making decades old allegations. I’m to the point I won’t believe or more importantly care about any woman who makes a accusation. How about how I don’t consent to having to see women dress like whores or i don’t consent to having to be around women who think it’s OK to breast pump in public. Why aren’t those jailed and hounded. I wish I could be gay because women in this country are insufferable!

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Da Fraw Hath Spoken

I don’t blame him. They are some good looking bitches. You’re gay if that doesn’t make you hard under the desk.

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naryaquid

Um, I don’t know how old you are Joanie, but as a sixty something woman who has worked in virtually every field BUT showbiz I can assure you that male sexual abuse is NOT limited to the entertainment field. I’ve been groped and verbally abused by doctors, a dentist, restaurant managers and a prospective employer in an job interview, so please refrain from casting blame and self righteous judgement on
those victimized by something you have thus far been lucky
enough to avoid.

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irukandji

Why did they wait for him to ejaculate? Why didn’t they run out of the room right when he started taking off his clothes? I can see Louis CK making a joke about masturbation because it’s his style of humor, but the part about him getting naked and ejaculating sounds embellished.

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Anonymous

Wait. You waited and watched while he took off all his clothes? Maybe when he got to his underpants you might have decided it was time to go? Or when he started masturbating? Was he barring the door? What made you wait until he ejaculated? Not saying what he did wasn’t indecent exposure but what took you do long to get out of there? Doesn’t quite add up to my mind

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Anonymous

Why didn’t they just run out of the room in the first place? Why wait for ejaculation and then run out???

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Tammy Blaszak Lewis

He’s probably got nothing to look at anyway.

And to Joanie.. I am not sure if you are a man or a woman, but If you are a woman, you probably just made a lot of perverts out there happy. If you are a man, you are a pervert, or just ignorant. SMDH

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Kat Stark

2 people have the exact same “paralyzed” reaction? Like they couldn’t even utter a “get lost, creep!”? or simple “No!”

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JOHN MAYOR

Yeah!… excuse HIS behavior, by attacking the girls! JERK!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Anonymous

what about all your beloved religious nutbags who rape little boys/girls left & right, in the very church they where they babble their religious nonsense?!

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regina connett

WOMEN ! Men are disgusting and always have been. so stopped being shocked by all these men in spotlight and their behavior when the bum on the corner does the same thing. and sadly almost all of your birth father’s have too. the reason why men have hairy bodies and ugly feet is because they still haven’t fully evolved. they are ape cave men. rapist abusive beast. AND IT’S NOT GOING TO CHANGE.

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bernardo carlos blanco

These women rude comedians and addicted to dirty sex are not very different.

Thanks to cavemen women today can enjoy all the advances of humanity, such as the internet, of white men with more precision.

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Anonymous

These unknown actresses/comedians are just joining in on the new trend of Hollywood accusations because suddenly people know who they are. It is a trick/scheme to try and lift their career off the deep ground and get their name out there, and using people like louie in the process.

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JOHN MAYOR

Or!… it is a trick/ scheme to try and lift the HEAT off the attention being directed to the POTUS IN CHIEF, who is alleged to have R-A-P-E-D/ A-B-U-S-E-D/ A-S-S-A-U-L-T-E-D a girl of THIRTEEN (see, the Huffington Post, the The Guardian, AND ETC.!)! And so… if AnnoyingMice can lessen the attention being given Harvey Weinstein– AND, OTHER “ENTERTAINMENT FIGURES”!– then we can just “CLAM UP” about any growing PUBLIC FOCUS on what MR. PHEWTUS may or may not have done in the “SEXUAL ASSAULT CATEGORY”! GOTCHA!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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zinnsand21

Note how the two women waited to run out of the room after he shot his wad…. Guess the volcanic eruption was the last straw.. No pun intended..

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JOHN MAYOR

None evidenced! It appears to me… at least!… that you actually SUPPORT his cr*p!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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zinnsand21

Jesus this.., Not condoning what he did but the hypocrisy of remaining in the room while he masturbated then leaving in “shock” after he ejaculated. But anyone who goes around spouting “Jesus is Lord” doesn’t have a clue anyway..

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RICHARD A LOVESKY

What’s the big deal? Doesn’t every guy masturbate every time he stands in front of a woman? Donald Trump does it.

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alisha

thses women have a disgusting act & joke about date rape so what do they expect?! if you hang out with pigs & other farm animals…..

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JOHN MAYOR

There’s a difference between getting an audience to laugh A-T a social problem, and getting an audience to laugh I-N S-U-P-P-O-R-T of a social problem!… and, it’s one of the reasons why comedy exists! Some issues like SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT need to be S-O-C-I-A-L-L-Y A-D-D-R-E-S-S-E-D!… and so, using some COMEDY STAGE to bring attention to a serious issue (like DATE RAPE!) can effect our “social thinking” on the subject! Just because these two gals are into comedy, DOESN’T MEAN that EVERYTHING IS A “JOKE”, and that it’s O-K to M-A-R-G-I-N-A-L-I-Z-E S-E-R-I-O-U-S I-S-S-U-E-S! And to suggest that these two gals ARE marginalizing serious issues by virtue of their profession, I-S D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Kyla

Its awful what he did. Just plain awful. I would have felt just as disgusted and violated. But the fact is that these women were not underage, not being held against their will and this wasn’t in a work setting. So while this behavior is gross, lewd, unacceptable, disgusting, we can’t put this behavior in the same category as a man using his force or his prestige or adult role to overpower/manipulate. He didn’t do anything illegal, although God knows, it should be. Yuck. I will never be able to look at Louis CK the same way. He was one of my idols.
Why are men so freaking over sexed? Why can’t they just dial it back and get control over their stupid penises?

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Joanie

guess my reaction is ‘who cares’. Assault is a serious thing but all these actresses, actors and entertainers now are all of a sudden coming out making these claims of sexual assault. Well, sorry but you work in an industry and in locations as well, where morals are out the window, everything is sexualized, and its no big deal…now all of a sudden its a terrible thing. Look at the old casting couch…that was just a given, yet now its unacceptable…well either take your blinders off, thats the atmosphere you have chose to work and live.. as the other comment said, this takes away from people who have serious molestation situations.

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JOHN MAYOR

“… you work in an industry and in locations as well, where morals are out the window, everything is sexualized, and its no big deal… ” – Joanie
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M-O-R-O-N!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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mynamehear

A Yeah, NO- hangup, or just walk away. Granted men should have more respect for woman, not to mention self worth and dignity, but these stories are getting mighty weak and are a disservice to woman/men who have actually been molested.

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JOHN MAYOR

“… but these stories are getting mighty weak and are a disservice to woman/men who have actually been molested… ” – MyName:HearingImpaired
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Indeed!… like the girl of THIRTEEN alleged to have been R-A-P-E-D/ A-B-U-S-E-D/ A-S-S-A-U-L-T-E-D by the “POTUS IN CHIEF”, MR. PHEWTUS (see, the Huffington Post, the The Guardian, AND ETC.!)!
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BTW!… are you intimating that the “stories” involving Harvey Weinstein are “mighty weak”?… and, that these should be thrown out because HEARINGIMPAIRED says so? Or!… is this an attempt to “calm the waters” due to MOUNTING ATTENTION being given to “certain” “POLIT(IC) FIGURES”! DISGUSTING!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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