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HBO severs ties with Louis C.K. after allegations of sexual misconduct

FX, which produces his award-winning series Louie, has stated its relationship with the comedian is 'under review'

Clarisse Loughrey
Friday 10 November 2017 16:56
Louis CK performs at The New York Comedy Festival.
Louis CK performs at The New York Comedy Festival.

HBO has cut all ties with comedian Louis C.K. after allegations of sexual misconduct from five women were published by The New York Times.

C.K. has a long history with the network, including the short-lived series Lucky Louie, alongside specials One Night Stand, Shameless, and Oh My God; all have been removed from HBO's on-demand services as of Thursday afternoon, Consequence of Sound reports.

Furthermore, he's been removed from the list of stars set to appear on HBO's forthcoming Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs, a statement from HBO revealed.

FX has stated its relationship with C.K. is currently "under review". The network is behind the comedian's award-winning Louie, which ran for five series before going on an extended hiatus.

"We are obviously very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. published in The New York Times today,” FX said in a statement. “The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to any of our 5 shows produced together over the past 8 years."

"FX Networks and FXP take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace. That said, the matter is currently under review."

C.K.'s new film I Love You, Daddy has also been scrapped by its production company. "The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy," it said in a brief statement Friday morning.

Five women within the comedy industry came forward to allege that C.K. had pressured them to either watch or listen as he masturbated.

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