(LOS ANGELES) — The FX television network, home to several series Louis C.K. produces, has cut ties with the comic and actor in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct, allegations C.K. himself confirmed.
FX and FX Productions issued a joint statement, declaring they’re “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.”
The Cops is an animated series that was scheduled to debut in 2018 on TBS. The network is said to have suspended production on it as well.
A New York Times article Thursday alleged five women were subjected to unwanted sexual advances in 2002, 2003 and 2005 from Louis C.K., who pleasured himself in front of them. C.K. on Friday confirmed the allegations in a lengthy statement, declaring “These stories are true.” He also expressed remorse for his actions and regret for any hurt he caused.
The statement from FX Networks and FX Productions goes on to say they were unaware of the incidents described in the New York Times story, adding, “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.”
Also Friday, Louis C.K.’s longtime agent and publicist, Lewis Kay, tweeted: “As of today, I no longer represent Louis C.K.” C.K.’s management company, 3 Arts Management, has also reportedly dropped him as a client.
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