The New York premiere of Louis C.K.'s new feature film, I Love You, Daddy, has been called off just hours before it was due to be held.
The Hollywood Reporter is citing sources as saying that a New York Times story on the comedian is about to be published and the cancellation is in case this is damaging.
C.K's scheduled appearance on The Late Late Show Friday night has also been axed, with William H. Macy set to replace him.
I Love You, Daddy was shot in secret in June and sees C.K. play a writer-producer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) from having a relationship with a 68-year-old director (John Malkovich).
The film was well-received at Toronto International Film Festival but also proved controversial due to its dialogue.
"We're depicting oxygen-rich people who live in these beautiful apartments and offices saying whatever they want," C.K. previously told THR.
"Folks say shit to each other. You can't think about the audience when you're making the thing. If you do, you're not giving them something that came out of your gut. You'll be making something that you're like, 'Is this OK for you?'"
He added: "We're at the bleeding edge of 'That's not OK to do now,' but those people are still around. That's a very interesting line to be on."
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