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HBO distances itself from Louis C.K. after accusations of sexual misconductAmid the sexual misconduct accusations against comedian Louis C.K., the cable network decided to remove the star’s past projects from its streaming services. The FX channel said it was “very troubled” by the reports and is reviewing the matter.
After five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct and harassment, the HBO cable network has decided to distance itself from the well-known comedian. The network announced C.K. will not be participating in Jon Stewart’s fundraising benefit “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” and that it is “removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.”
The FX cable channel, which broadcast C.K.’s award-winning series “Louie,” said it was “very troubled” by the reports concerning the star, but has “received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K.”
“FX Networks and FXP take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace,” the channel’s statement continued. “That said, the matter is currently under review.”
The comedian refused to respond to the allegations and did not take any questions from reporters. However, he has in the past sent apologies to several of the women involved, including a message he sent to comedy writer Abby Schachner in 2009: "Last time I talked to you ended in a sordid fashion. That was a bad time in my life and I’m sorry."
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