FX Has Cut Ties With Louis C.K. After Accusations Of Sexual Abuse

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FX announced Friday that it would no longer work with Louis C.K. and is ending its producing deal with the comedian, who on Thursday was the subject of a New York Times story detailing how he had masturbated in front of women.

Today, FX Networks and FX Productions are ending our association with Louis C.K. We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him – Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.

Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimized by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously. As far as we know, his behavior over the past 8 years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.

FX Networks and FX Productions remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure that all people work in an environment that is safe, respectful and fair, and we will continue our review of all of these productions to ensure that was and is the case.

The rumors about C.K. have long been in the ether, but he has always denied them, as recently as two months ago to the New York Times. “I’m not going to answer to that stuff, because they’re rumors,” he said while promoting the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of I Love You, Daddy, a film that engages with the topic of sexual misconduct. The Orchard, a small distributor, bought I Love You, Daddy for $5 million, but on Friday canceled its release.

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