FX has ended its relationship with Louis C.K. after he admitted the stories of sexual misconduct were ‘true’


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On Friday, FX announced that it would end its relationship with
Louis C.K., amid stories of sexual misconduct that the comedian
apologized for, and admitted were “true.”

“We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and
his production company, Pig Newton,” FX said in a statement. “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.'”

With “Louie,” FX helped launch Louis C.K.’s successful career in
television. Before taking a shot with FX, C.K. had tried with
“Lucky Louie” at HBO and failed. “Louie” also helped FX go into
more creative programming, which it’s known for today.
“Louie” won multiple Emmy awards throughout its run, and paved
the way for a deep relationship between FX and C.K.

“Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the
five women victimized by his misconduct, which we were unaware of
previously,” FX wrote. “As far as we know, his behavior over the
past 8 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.”

This announcement came after Netflix
canceled its upcoming standup special with
removed his standup from its catalog, and The Orchard

canceled the release of his new film (“I Love You, Daddy”).

Lewis Kay, C.K.’s publicist, also announced
that he had ended his relationship with the comedian,
as did his management company,
3 Arts.


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