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FX cuts ties with Louis CK

US cablenet FX has severed its ties with Louis CK after the comedian admitted to accusations of sexual misconduct.

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FX has cancelled the overall deal between its production arm, FX Productions, and CK’s production company, Pig Newton.

The network also said that CK would no longer serve as executive producer on or receive compensation for any of the four shows the channel has been producing with him: Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.

Production on the latter, an animated series that was being made for TBS, has been halted as a result.

FX’s decision follows CK confirming that the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct that have been made against him were true in a statement on Friday.

“Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimised by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously,” FX stated. “As far as we know, his behaviour 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.”

Netflix has also distanced itself from CK by announcing it will not be making a planned follow-up to his stand-up special, Louis CK: 2017.

This followed HBO pulling all of Louis CK’s programming from its on-demand service after five women accused the performer of sexual misconduct on Thursday.

The storm around CK follows numerous sexual misconduct claims against film producer Harvey Weinstein that sparked a wave of similar accusations in Hollywood and beyond.

Over the weekend, Warner Bros suspended Supergirl and Flash showrunner Andrew Kreisberg following allegations of harassment from multiple women. The studio has launched an internal investigation against Kreisberg, who has denied the allegations.

Meanwhile, several hundred people who have suffered sexual harassment and assault marched in Hollywood alongside their supporters on Sunday in a stand against sexual abuse.






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