Comedian Louis C.K. nearly sells out his Australian tour after admitting to sexual misconduct – Daily Mail

By A. James For Daily Mail Australia
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Controversial American comedian Louis C.K. has managed to sell-out four out of his seven shows for his Australian tour despite being ‘cancelled’.
The controversial 55-year-old became embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal in 2017, leading to several of his projects being pulled from production.
But tickets for the his shows have been in high demand, even though he had received next to no publicity for the tour.
Controversial American comedian Louis C.K. has managed to nearly sell-out his Australian tour despite being ‘cancelled’ 
Instead Louis appealed to his audience Down Under via his own direct-to-fans channels after refusing all interviews, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Demand for tickets for his shows were so great that re-sale tickets for his Melbourne shows at the Palais theatre were selling for an eye-watering $700 – almost ten times their original cost.
Meanwhile, tickets for at least one of his Sydney shows at the State theatre are sold out, while there are still tickets available for his performance at Brisbane Entertainment centre on November 17.
The controversial 55-year-old became embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal in 2017, leading to several of his projects being pulled from production, but tickets for the funnyman’s shows have been in high demand even though he had received next to no publicity
In November 2017, Louis C.K. was at the center of a New York Times article in which sexual harassment claims were made against him by five women.
Most of the women involved in the story said he masturbated in front of them in nonconsensual and often bizarre circumstances. 
The next day, the disgraced comedian released a statement about the allegations.
In November 2017, Louis C.K. was at the center of a New York Times article in which sexual harassment claims were made against him by five women. Pictured: Protesters outside one of Louis’s shows in San Jose, California
He confirmed the stories published were true and apologised for the harm he had caused.
He said in the statement: ‘These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d**k without asking first, which is also true.’
His projects were pulled and fellow comedians severed ties with him following the allegations.
In 2018, he found himself in a scandal again after he made tone deaf jokes about the Parkland, Florida shooting during a comedy club appearance.  
In 2020 he raised eyebrows when he released an $8 comedy special from his self-titled website and said in a statement its intended ‘for those who need to laugh’ in these times.
Louis appealed to his audience Down Under via his own direct-to-fans channels after refusing all interviews, according to The Sydney Morning Herald
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