FX Cuts Ties with Louis C.K.
His management company and publicist will also no longer be working with the comedian
Published Nov 10, 2017As the fallout continues following the New York Times' explosive story surrounding Louis C.K.'s multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, cable network FX has cut ties with the disgraced comedian.
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, the network issued a lengthy statement today (November 10) in response to the allegations against C.K., stating it will no longer be working with him.
The statement from FX reads:
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 eight 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.
This follows similar moves from HBO and Netflix in regards to their respective projects with C.K. According to The Hollywood Reporter, production has also stopped on TBS's upcoming animated comedy with C.K. called The Cops.
In addition, C.K.'s management company 3 Arts and his publicist Lewis Kay have severed ties with the comedian.
Earlier today (November 10), C.K. issued a statement addressing the allegations against him by multiple women. You can read that in full here.