Louis CK Responds to Accusations: 'These Stories Are True'

Angelo Anderson
November 14, 2017

"These stories are true", said the writer, actor and stand-up comedian in a statement released to USA media a day after America's most prestigious newspaper published accusations from the women saying that he masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of them or on the telephone in separate incidents dating from the late 1990s to 2005.

FX's statement asserts the network was unaware of C.K.'s behavior while he worked there. "Today, FX Networks and FX Productions are ending our association with Louis C.K", they said in a statement via Gamespot.

Update (Oct. 10, 12:10 p.m.): A Netflix spokesperson has announced that the streaming platform will no longer move forward with plans for an upcoming Louis C.K. stand-up special.

There seems practically no star big enough not to be toppled by allegations of sexual misdeeds in the post-Harvey Weinstein landscape. I'd be remiss to exclude the hurt that I've brought on people who I work with and have worked with who's professional and personal lives have been impacted by all of this, including projects now in production: the cast and crew of Better Things, Baskets, The Cops, One Mississippi, and I Love You, Daddy.

FX Networks and FX Productions have severed ties with comedian Louis CK following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Today, C.K. issued a statement in the New York Times admitting there is truth to the women's claims.

"I was walking to set to shoot my scene and he approached me and got really close to my face and said, 'Can I ask you something?' And I said yes".

"Those opportunities are few and far between; I most certainly didn't want to be the person that was responsible for shutting down a production or even being part of the narrative", she said.

"I took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it", the comedian said.

The company that bought Louis CK's semi-autobiographical movie I Love You, Daddy said on Friday it would no longer be distributing the film. I'm sure it's one people make about every powerful man with a cloud of whispers hanging over him.

On Thursday afternoon, the network announced that C.K. will no longer appear on the Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs benefit show on November 18th. In his statement, Louis C.K. said, "These stories are true".

"It's such an autobiographical thing that I can do a version of Louie when he's 60, if anyone still gives a s-t", he told reporters at the time. So my thing is that I try to speak to the work whenever I can.

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