Comedian Rebecca Corry is one of five women who have accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, according to a New York Times story published on Thursday.
Four other women, comedians Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner and another woman who declined to be named in the story, have also accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, the report said.
The women said Louis C.K. either masturbated in front of them or asked them if they would watch him masturbate. There have been rumors of the comedian’s behavior for years. In a statement to the New York Times, his publicist declined to comment. “Louis is not going to answer any questions,” Lewis Kay told the paper.
Here’s what you need to know about Rebecca Corry:
1. Rebecca Corry Said Louis C.K. Asked If He Could Masturbate In Front of Her in 2005
Rebecca Corry told the New York Times that while she was working on a television pilot with Louis C.K. back in 2005, the comedian asked her if he could masturbate in front of her in his dressing room. She said she declined.
Corry was working as a performer and a producer on the show and Louis C.K. was making a guest appearance. He allegedly went up to her and asked her if she would go to his dressing room so he could masturbate.
She said no and reminded him that he was married to his now ex-wife Alix Bailey, who was pregnant at the time. “His face got red and he told me he had issues,” Corry told the New York Times.
2. Rebecca Corry Said She Told the Show’s Producer’s About Louis C.K.’s Behavior
The pilot that Rebecca Corry was working on in 2005 was being produced by actors Courteney Cox and David Arquette, who both confirmed the incident to the New York Times.
“What happened to Rebecca on that set was awful,” Cox told the New York Times in an email. She said she felt “outrage and shock.”
“My concern was to create an environment where Rebecca felt safe, protected and heard,” Cox said. She said she spoke with Corry and talked about shutting down the production, but Corry said she didn’t want to do that.
Corry worked with Cox and Arquette as host of the second season of their interior design show, “Mix It Up,” according to her official bio. “Later, with Courteney and David, she went on to sell a late night comedy pilot to FOX, which she co-wrote, produced and starred in,” her bio says. It’s unclear what the pilot was or if it was ever picked up by the network.
3. Rebecca Corry Said Louis C.K. Apologized to Her in 2015
After Gawker reported on allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis C.K. in 2015, Rebecca Corry said she received a phone call from the comedian offering an apology, according to the New York Times story.
Corry said Louis C.K. called to say he owed her a “very very very late apology.” However, he didn’t remember the incident, she said. He said he was sorry for “shoving her in a bathroom.” When she told him that wasn’t what happened, he acknowledged the incident and responded: “I used to misread people back then.”
Corry told the New York Times that the call upset her because he didn’t remember what happened meaning that there were likely other incidents, and that his comment about misreading people made her feel that somehow his actions were her fault.
“It’s unfair he’s put me or anyone else in this position,” she said.
4. Rebecca Corry Is a Writer, Producer and Comedian Who Has Appeared on Several TV Shows
According to Rebecca Corry’s official bio, she has appeared on many television shows, including “The King of Queens,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Rules Of Engagement,” “Rizzoli and Isles,” as well as appearances on “The Wayne Brady Show,” NBC’s “Late Friday,” “Comics Unleashed,” E’s 101 series,” Vh1’s “Best Week Ever” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” She also had her own stand up special on Comedy Central.
Corry, 46, was born in Kent, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, according to her bio. At, 19 years old she moved to Chicago and “studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance Theater and Center Theater.” After living in Chicago for nine years, the comedian – who is 4′ 11″ – she had her own one-woman show “Have You Ever Been Called a Dwarf?” on HBO.
She played Paul Giamatti’s receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the in the film “Big Fat Liar” and was also a spokeswoman for Gallo wines. She was also a finalist on the fourth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”
5. Rebecca Corry Is an Advocate for Pit Bulls and Founded the Stand Up for Pits Foundation
Rebecca Corry founded the Stand Up for Pits Foundation in 2013. The non-profit raises awareness about pit bulls and “pit bull-type” dogs “through advocating, educating and wildly successful live entertainment events,” according to her official bio.
On May 3, 2014, she organized the One Million PIBBLE March On Washington, D.C. “to end BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and dog fighting and by doing so, create safe and humane communities for humans and pets.” According to her bio, an estimated 4,500 marched and then gathered on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
“She is dedicated to the being the voice of these souls born INHERENTLY GOOD who have been unjustly vilified, abused and needlessly killed for over 3 decades,” her bio says.