Now that the floodgates have opened against creeps in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, paving the way for the Brett Ratner/Kevin Spacey/James Toback/Andy Dick scandals (among others, because holy hell there are a lot of abusers in the entertainment industry), C.K.'s victims have been emboldened to come forward, and their stories are all similar. In the Times article, five different women share stories of encounters with C.K., details of which are corroborated by people like Courteney Cox. But the stories all have a similar narrative -- and incredibly, it's one that C.K. himself used in I Love You, Daddy.
In the film, a character payed by Charlie Day pretends to masturbate while C.K.'s character is on the phone with Rose Byrne's character. Now, whether that's raucously hilarious or not, it's worth noting that one of C.K.'s accusers told The Times that her experience with C.K. happened on the phone, when they were speaking and it was obvious to her that he was masturbating (what's known in Hollywood as an "O'Reilly Call").
Why on Earth would C.K. put a scene in his film which mimics his real-life inappropriate behavior? Keep in mind, this particular accusation hadn't been made public until the New York Times piece; the earlier rumors didn't cover any inappropriate behavior over the phone. The scene in the movie, which was filmed mostly in secret and which few people have so far seen, is a new twist. But apparently not new for C.K.
The weirdly obvious answer to Why on Earth would he include this scene? may be part of C.K. and other Hollywood sex offenders' particular brand of predation. It seems they want to flaunt their misdeeds and get away with it. These men -- C.K., Weinstein, Ratner -- all have similar stories. They've jerked off in front of people who in no way asked for it. They're the subway flashers from 1980s jokes, the creepy guy in the trench coat who wants you to see his shriveled, wizened wang. They want to make you see it because the discomfort is what gets them off. It's a weird control they feel they have in the situation, dictating the terms and nature of the interaction, because the victim had no idea it was even going to happen.