HBO and FX reply to Louis C.Okay.’s allegations of sexual misconduct

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The networks with ties to Louis C.Okay. are weighing in on the claims of sexual misconduct against the elite comedian in a Contemporary York Times memoir. Within the article, published on Thursday, 5 ladies accuse the 50-year-ragged comedian of masturbating or soliciting for to masturbating in front of them.

HBO launched in an announcement on Thursday that the comedian would now no longer be half of its Evening of Too Many Stars autism earnings that airs are living on Saturday night. Besides as, the network will luxuriate in his previous initiatives from its on-interrogate products and services. Louis C.Okay. has starred in different HBO stand-up specials moreover his luxuriate in brief-lived series Fortunate Louie.

FX, meanwhile, has been grand extra closely aligned with the comedian in most contemporary years, having signed him to an overall in 2013. His acclaimed comedy-drama Louie — which stars the comedian as a fictionalized model of himself — has speed for five seasons, earning C.Okay. two writing Emmys and three Excellent Comedy Sequence nominations. Louis C.Okay. is moreover an executive producer on Zach Galifianakis’ Baskets and Pamela Adlon’s Better Things. “We’re clearly very vexed by the allegations about Louis C.Okay. published in The Contemporary York Times nowadays,” acknowledged FX in an announcement on Thursday. “The network has obtained no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.Okay. related to any of our 5 reveals produced collectively over the last eight years.  FX Networks and FXP obtain all predominant actions to guard our employees and completely study any allegations of misconduct inner our put of job. That acknowledged, the topic is presently below evaluate.”

The ability forward for Louie had already been up within the air for a while, as C.Okay. hadn’t expressed instant interest in making one more season. “I contain it’s ability there will by no methodology be one more season of Louie, and I contain it’s moreover ability there will most certainly be four or 5 extra seasons of Louie over the following 30 years,” FX CEP John Landgraf informed journalists in August.

The comedian canceled a Thursday look on The Late Expose With Stephen Colbert. The Thursday night premiere of C.Okay.’s novel film, I Take care of You, Daddy, used to be canceled by the film’s production company, The Orchard. “In light of the allegations relating to Louis C.Okay. referenced in nowadays’s Contemporary York Times, we’re canceling tonight’s premiere of I Take care of You, Daddy,” The Orchard acknowledged in an announcement to EW. “There is by no methodology a put for the habits detailed in these allegations. As a consequence, we’re giving cautious consideration to the timing and liberate of the film and persevering with to learn the location.”

Netflix, which signed C.Okay. to stand-up specials earlier this year — the first of which, 2017, used to be released in April, has but to respond the knowledge.

Louis C.Okay.’s publicist informed the Contemporary York Times that C.Okay. would no longer be responding to the accusations of their memoir, but later within the day, he informed EW that C.Okay. will location a written observation “within the arriving days.”

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