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HBO Cuts Ties With Louis C.K. After Sexual Misconduct Claims, FX Reviewing Situation

November 9, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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HBO has announced that they’ve cut ties with Louis C.K. following the claims of sexual misconduct against the comedian. The premium cable network announced on Thursday that C.K. will no longer be part of their Night of Too Many Stars benefit comedy special, which airs on November 18th, They have also removed his stand-up comedy specials and tge 2006 sitcom Lucky Louie from their On Demand services.

The news comes after C.K. was accused of misconduct by five women in a story published by the New York Times, in which they claim he masturbated in front of them without their consent. These are the latest allegations following a history of similar claims made against him. The comedian’s publicist told the outlet, “Louie is not going to answer any questions.”

In addition, FX has announced that they are examining the situation. The network, which airs Louie as well as the C.K.-executive produced Better Things, said in a statement, “We are obviously very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. published in The New York Times today. 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.”

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