In the aforementioned Times article, five women accuse C.K. of either asking to masturbate in front of them, or masturbating in front of them without their consent.
"These stories are true. 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," C.K. said in a letter in response to the allegations. "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."