The backlash in opposition to the comic Louis C.Okay. was swift after the Times reported on Thursday that a number of girls described encounters with him that crossed the road into badual misconduct. On Thursday night, HBO stated Louis C.Okay. would now not be a part of a comedy profit that it plans to broadcast on Nov. 18.
The cable community stated in an announcement that Louis C.Okay. would “no longer be participating” within the profit live performance, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,” and that it was “removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.”
FX, the cable channel that broadcasts “Louie,” the comic’s Emmy-winning sequence, in addition to different sequence involving him, stated Thursday that it was “very troubled” by the report and was reviewing the matter. But the community added that it had “received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K.” on any of the 5 exhibits he and FX had collaborated on up to now eight years. Those exhibits embrace “Better Things,” which he and Pamela Adlon created, and “Baskets,” which he created with Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel.
[Louis C.K. Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 5 Women]
The community strikes got here as well-known names in comedy spoke out about Louis C.Okay. Perhaps essentially the most notable response got here from the comic Jen Kirkman. In a 2014 podcast, she advised of an uncomfortable state of affairs with an unnamed high comedian however took down the podcast. She later defined to The Village Voice that she was speaking about tough selections that feminine comics face “when you hear rumors about someone, and they ask you to go on the road with them.” On Thursday, she wrote on Twitter that she believed the ladies who spoke to The Times, and added:
Here are different responses from leisure figures:
The comic Rosie O’Donnell stated “nothing will ever surprise me again regarding men”:
Jason Alexander, the “Seinfeld” star, wrote that whereas comedy may be “audacious and shocking,” it mustn’t “get a pbad on inappropriate”:
Michael Schur, one of many creators of “Parks and Recreation,” apologized for giving Louis C.Okay. guest-star roles on the present:
The comic and actor Michael Ian Black known as Louis C.Okay.’s habits “inexcusable”:
Mara Wilson, the actress and writer, stated that rumors about Louis C.Okay. had been traded for years and that she wasn’t stunned by the report:
Liza Winstead, a co-creator of “The Daily Show,” stated: “When you expose a publicly beloved person for wrong doing, you get blamed. Turns out, If you are publicly humiliated by a beloved person, you ALSO get blamed.”
Tammy Pescatelli, a humorist, expressed her help for one of many girl who described her run-in with Louis C.Okay.:
Marc Maron, a fellow comic with a preferred podcast, wrote on Twitter: “I’ve been friends with Louis CK for a long time. I read the article and none of it is good. I’ll have more to say about it on my own show.”
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