UPDATE: FX, the network that aired Louis C.K.’s hit show Louie, has ended its relationship with the comic.
On Friday the network put out a statement:
“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.“
The decision came a day after C.K. confirmed the New York Times story in which five women detailed how the comic masturbated in front of them without their consent.
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HBO is distancing itself from the comedian
Just hours after the NY Times published a story that detailed how Louis C.K. masturbated in front of five different women without consent, HBO has announced that they are severing ties with the comedian.
On Thursday afternoon, the network announced that C.K. will no longer appear on the Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs benefit show on November 18th.
HBO is also removing all Louis C.K. programming from its on-demand service; this includes stand up specials and his comedy Lucky Louie.
Before this story hit, C.K. was best known for his TV show Louie. That show is aired by FX. The network hasn’t ended its relationship with the comedian, yet, but it has released a statement in which they said they are “very troubled by the allegations.”
In the statement, FX also said:
“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.”