HBO will pull Louis CK from services following masturbation claims

HBO will pull Louis CK from services following masturbation claims

"These stories are true", said the writer, actor and stand-up comedian in a statement released to U.S. 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.

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. The first came out earlier this year.

"We are obviously very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. published in The New York Times today", the network said in a statement. "My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K".

In the same way, when episodes of C.K's show "Louie" dealt with sexual assault, it was easy to assume they were informed by empathy.

"In addition, HBO is removing Louis CK's past projects from its On Demand services".

While the comedian did not explicitly apologise, he said in his statement: "I have been remorseful of my actions".


Stars from the film are already backing away from C.K.as well.

"When you're that powerful and you're generating that kind of money and you can literally knight someone's life by giving them a show, you know, that's what going to happen", she said of C.K., 50. "I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further", he added.

Comedian Rebecca Cory was one the women who have chose to go public with her allegation toward Louis CK.

And it's not just collaborators who are backing away from C.K. Stars in the comedy world and Hollywood at large quickly reacted to the news on social media, voicing their disgust and concern.

Most recently, Adlon and C.K. worked together on Better Things, an FX comedy in which she plays an actress raising three daughters. "All I know is that, I know about him as being my partner on a show that is the opposite of any of this kind of frightful, negative things".

Jenni Konner, the former Girls show-runner, had this to say: "Your move, FX".

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