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FX Chief John Landgraf on Louis C.K.: 'We Had No Awareness' of Misconduct

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Friday, 05 January 2018 02:05 PM

FX chief John Landgraf addressed the controversy over producer Louis C.K. at the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Calif., telling reporters that they had "no awareness" of any issues before the publication of the New York Times report, which detailed multiple instances of sexual misconduct by the comedian

"We didn't know about them," he said. "The only thing I'm aware of is a blind item in Gawker," which he said he didn't consider to be a "news source" and didn't mention CK by name.

When the network severed its ties with the comedy producer in November, FX launched an investigation which didn't yield any additional accusations. "We did not find any issues, complaints or incidents of misconduct of any kind in the eight years we worked together," Landgraf said.

FX has been the comedian's primary TV home for the past eight years, with C.K.'s Pig Newton banner serving as a major supplier of comedies to the cabler and its production entity, which has branched out to producing for other outlets.

It helped shepherd the Amazon comedy "One Mississippi," although C.K.'s clashes with star-creator Tig Notaro helped bring the accusations about his behavior to light. Pig Newton also was behind the TBS animated comedy "The Cops," which shut down production on Friday "until further review," the cabler said. CK was also stripped of any producing role on "Baskets" and "Better Things."

Landgraf praised Pamela Adlon, who will now move ahead with the third season of "Better Things" without CK, who served as co-writer. "This is Pamela's show. These are her stories, her life," he said. "She's going to have to write them all herself or find another co-writer. She's the font, the creative engine of that show... I have every confidence in Pamela."

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