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Louis CK: HBO Cuts Ties Amid Allegations of Misconduct

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By    |   Friday, 10 November 2017 10:19 AM

Louis C.K. learned that HBO has cut ties with him after recent allegations of sexual misconduct made by five women in a New York Times article Thursday, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The New York Times story chronicled the stories of the women who claimed that the Emmy-winning comedian either masturbated in front of them or asked if he could.

The comedian has been dumped from the upcoming autism special "Night of Too Many Stars" and HBO discontinued the showing his standup specials and series that was available on its on-demand service, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the 'Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism' programs, which will be presented live on HBO on Nov. 18," HBO said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter. "In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.'s past projects from its On Demand services."

HBO had made available the comedian's short-lived 2006 comedy series "Lucky Louie," and his standup specials "One Night Stand, Shameless" and "Oh My God," the publication said.

FX, which Louis C.K. has a large deal with, said in a statement that it was "very troubled" by the allegations and is doing a "review" in light of the allegations, CNN reported. The comedian has his own comedy "Louie" and is listed as executive producer for "Better Things" and "Baskets," CNN noted.

"The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to any of our five shows produced together over the past eight years," FX said in a statement, per CNN. "FX Networks and [FX Productions] take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace. That said, the matter is currently under review."

CNN reported that the premiere of Louis C.K.'s upcoming movie, "I Love You, Daddy" in New York City was canceled Thursday.

Louis C.K. is the latest celebrity to face allegations since the New York Times' Oct. 4 investigation against powerful movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was published, accusing him of various incidents of sexual harassment over decades.

The list of those who have been hit with allegations include Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, director James Toback, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and prominent journalists Mark Halperin and Michael Oreskes.

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