USA comedian Louis C.K. on Friday admitted allegations against him by several women of sexual misconduct were true and apologized for his actions.
FX said in a statement Friday that they are severing their relationship with both Louis C.K., 50, and his production company Pig Newton. Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry, and a fifth woman who was not identified said that C.K. either masturbated in front of them, asked to masturbate in front of them, or masturbated during a phone conversation.
"At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true". But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d-- isn't a question.More news: US Senator Rand Paul's ribs broken in assault at home
FX said in a statement that they are "very troubled" by the allegations against the comedian. It's a predicament for them.
Netflix has dropped Louis C.K.'s upcoming standup special. "And I wielded that power irresponsibly". And I have to reconcile it with who I am.
Indie distributor The Orchard has now confirmed that it has pulled plans to release I Love You, Daddy, saying in a statement that it "will not be moving forward with the release". Also on Friday, publicist Lewis Kay announced that he no longer represents Louis C.K. "He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him - "Better Things, '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'". "I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further", Day told the LA Times.