Past few weeks have been pretty surprising for everyone as allegations regarding sexual misconducts have started to come against several high profile figures in the industry. Earlier this week, several complaints against Actor/writer/producer Louis C.K. came to light and Louis C.K. confirmed the allegations earlier today. Afterwards, FX was close to take action as the network has cut all ties with C.K.
The network issued a statement regarding the matter. It said, “Today, FX Networks and FX Productions are ending our association with Louis C.K. We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him — Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.”
“Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimized by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously. As far as we know, his behavior over the past 8 years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.”
As you can clearly see from the released statement, the network clearly understands Louis C.K.’s attempt to go in the right direction. At the moment however, a large number of media personnel was clearly surprised at the latest allegations. Following the news of his sexual misconducts, Louis C.K.’s upcoming movie, I Love You, Daddy was cancelled ahead of the premier and later, the independent film company The Orchard canceled the screening of the movie altogether.