UPDATE 6-Comedian Louis C.K. admits sexual misconduct, entertainment outlets cut ties

From Reuters - November 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. comedian Louis C.K. on Friday admitted to sexual misconduct allegations made against him by several women, and television and film companies moved quickly to sever ties.

These stories are true, C.K. said in a statement.

Five women detailed incidents regarding the Emmy-winning comedian in a New York Times report published on Thursday, including three women who said he had masturbated in front of them. The allegations dated back 15 years.

C.K. released his statement after his upcoming film I Love You Daddy was scrapped for release on Friday, and Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) canceled a planned special with the comedian because of the allegations.

Television network FX, a unit of 21st Century Fox (FOXA.O), also severed its ties with C.K, and Time Warners TXW.N TBS network said it was suspending production on an upcoming animated comedy The Cops, which C.K. co-created and was due to star in.

He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with himBetter Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops, FX Networks and FX productions said on Friday in an emailed statement.

The comedians publicist, Lewis Kay, announced on Twitter that as of today, I no longer represent Louis C.K.

C.K., 50, said in his statement that he has been remorseful of my actions. And Ive tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now Im aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselveshis statement added.


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