Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Louis CK not laughing over masturbation stories: HBO ouster, FX review

Louis CK not laughing over masturbation stories: HBO ouster, FX review

He is also a co-creator and producer of the FX comedies "Baskets" and "Better Things". I'm here. I have to say something.

I've been a stand-up comedian since 2011, and since at least 2012, when Gawker published a "blind item" strongly insinuating that Louis C.K. masturbated in front of nonconsenting women, comedians have joked about it with each other.

FX on Friday dealt the most crushing blow, following HBO and Netflix, which ended their deals with the comic after five women accused him in a New York Times report on Thursday of sexual harassment. I am asking for privacy at this time for myself and my family. FX also revealed they would be terminating links to the actor seeing as he would no longer be serving as an executive producer or get compensation on any of the four shows that were being produced by the actor.

After The New York Times released an expose regarding Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct allegations, FX has made a decision to cut ties with the now disgraced comedian by ending the overall deal with him and cutting him out of compensations on the shows that he produce for the network.

As the Hollywood Reporter noted earlier today, HBO also announced that it's cutting ties with Louis C.K., cutting him from the lineup from the upcoming benefit, "Night of Too Many Stars", and also dropping past Louis C.K. projects from HBO on demand services.

Pamela Adlon, a longtime friend and collaborator with Louis C.K., today issued a statement reacting to his confirming allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple women.

This news comes at a time when C.K. has promised to step back and try to be accountable for his actions, which include masturbating in front of women. "However, now is not the time for him to make television shows", the statement said.

FX Networks says it is reviewing sexual misconduct allegations against comedian/actor Louis C.K. It's a predicament for them. The premium network on Thursday had removed C.K. from the lineup of the network's live November 18 special, "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs". He went to claim the power he had over the women was they admired him and he admitted wielding the power in an irresponsible manner.

Additionally, C.K.'s new film, I Love You Daddy will not be released by its distributor The Orchard, as reported by The Verge.

Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays the Louis CK's teenage daughter in the film, already pulled out of the film's promotion two weeks ago "when she was made aware of numerous possible accusations", her publicist also told The L.A. Times.

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