Louis CK Admits to Sexual Misconduct as Media Companies Cut Ties

Even as Louis C.K. remained one of a many renouned and successful performers in comedy – he has won mixed Emmy Awards for his stand-up specials and his semi-autobiographical FX series, “Louie” – rumors about his bungle had persisted for several years.


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In a estimable rebuke, a FX Networks and FX Productions, that furnish and promote several of his radio shows, pronounced Friday they were finale their organisation with him. His altogether prolongation understanding with FX was canceled, and he mislaid his purpose as executive author – as good as a remuneration that came with that pretension – on a FX comedy shows “Better Things” and “Baskets,” a Amazon array “One Mississippi,” and a TBS charcterised series, “The Cops.”

The “One Mississippi” star Tig Notaro, who had progressing criticized Louis C.K. for not addressing his behavior, pronounced after training of FX’s decision, “My response is a lyrics to Johnny Nash’s ‘I Can See Clearly Now.’ May a dim clouds continue to move.”

Pamela Adlon, a star of “Better Things,” that she combined with Louis C.K., a visit performer in his work (including his film “I Love You, Daddy”), pronounced on Friday that she was uneasy by Louis C.K.’s admission. “My family and we are ravaged and in startle after a acknowledgment of offensive function by my crony and partner, Louis C.K.,” Ms. Adlon pronounced in a statement. “I feel low grief and consolation for a women who have come forward. we am seeking for remoteness during this time for myself and my family. we am estimate and lamentation and wish to contend some-more as shortly as we am able.”

TBS pronounced in a possess matter that prolongation on “The Cops,” that was designed for a 2018 debut, had been “suspended until serve review.”

Also on Friday, 3 Arts Entertainment, that had been handling Louis C.K., forsaken him as a client. Two women who had gifted Louis C.K.’s bungle believed that his manager, Dave Becky, wanted them to stop articulate about their confront with him. Mr. Becky denied creation threats toward them.

And Lewis Kay, who had been a comedian’s publicist, pronounced in a Twitter post Friday, “As of today, we no longer paint Louis C.K.”

In their statement, a FX companies said, “Louis has now reliable a law of a reports relating to a 5 women victimized by his misconduct, that we were unknowingly of previously.”


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The companies added, “As distant as we know, his function over a past 8 years on all 5 array he has constructed for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional.”

They continued, “However, now is not a time for him to make radio shows. Now is a time for him to overtly residence a women who have come onward to pronounce about their unpleasant experiences, a routine that he began currently with his open statement.”

In that statement, Louis C.K. did not offer apologies to a women who common their stories with The Times.

He said, however, “I have been repentant of my actions. And I’ve attempted to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m wakeful of a border of a impact of my actions. we schooled yesterday a border to that we left these women who dignified me feeling badly about themselves and discreet around other group who would never have put them in that position.”

Louis C.K. also pronounced he indispensable to acknowledge “the harm that I’ve brought on people who we work with.”

Harassment Claims

He added, “I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother.”

Louis C.K. is only one of several absolute group who have recently faced fast consequences after media reports brought courtesy to allegations of their passionate bungle or harassment. Harvey Weinstein, a film author and media executive; a actor Kevin Spacey; a filmmaker Brett Ratner; and a publisher Mark Halperin are among a distinguished group to have gifted steep downfalls as accounts about them accumulated.


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While Louis C.K. was one of a few group to acknowledge to a control he’d been indicted of, many people found his matter unsuitable and wondered because his function had not been addressed sooner. The singer Rose McGowan, who has pronounced Mr. Weinstein intimately assaulted her, wrote in a Twitter post on Friday that she had listened stories about Louis C.K. dual years ago even nonetheless she isn’t connected to a comedy scene. “Industry faux-shock is such a sleepy lie. we send my strength and adore to all women harm by him and a formula of complicity.”

The distributor of Louis C.K.’s entrance film, “I Love You, Daddy,” pronounced Friday that it would not go forward with a Nov. 17 recover of a movie. The comedy, that he wrote and directed, was acquired by a party association a Orchard in a $5 million deal. Louis C.K. stars in it as a TV comedy author conflicting John Malkovich as a scandalous 68-year-old filmmaker who strikes adult an worried attribute with a writer’s daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz), who has not nonetheless incited 18.

[ Louis C.K. is accused by 5 women of sexual misconduct ]

Following preview screenings of “I Love You, Daddy,” several critics remarked on a discouraging passionate politics and how certain scenes seemed to be commenting on Louis C.K.’s possess repute for misconduct.


Louis C.K. in a stage from “I Love You, Daddy.” The movie’s release, set for Nov. 17, has been canceled.

The Orchard

HBO pronounced that Louis C.K. had been forsaken from a lineup of “Night of Too Many Stars,” a comedy advantage on Nov. 18, and that it had pulled other works of his from a on-demand service.

Netflix, that struck a understanding with Louis C.K. to emanate dual new stand-up specials for a streaming service, pronounced on Friday that it will not furnish a designed second special. (The first one, “Louis C.K. 2017,” was expelled in April.)

In a statement, Netflix said, “The allegations done by several women in The New York Times about Louis C.K.’s function are disturbing. Louis’s unsuited and inapt function with womanlike colleagues has led us to confirm not to furnish a second stand-up special, as had been planned.” Netflix continues to uncover progressing stand-up performances by Louis C.K.

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