HBO and FX respond to Louis CK's allegations of sexual misconduct

"The allegations made by several women in today's New York Times about Louis C.K.'s behavior are disturbing", a statement from the streaming service said.

FX Networks and FX Productions, which produced and released the five seasons of C.K.'s Emmy-winning series Louie, also issued a statement saying they have ended their relationship with the actor-writer-director: "We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton". The network also noted that he will no longer be involved in their shows that he helped usher in, including Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops. FX made the announcement in the wake of C.K.'s admission that he exposed himself to the women who levied allegations of sexual misconduct, earlier this week.

Earlier Friday, independent studio The Orchard dropped C.K.'s film I Love You, Daddy, which was scheduled to be released November 17.

In addition to being dropped by the networks he's worked with, C.K. has lost his publicist as well. FX Networks and F.X.P. take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace. That said, the matter's now under review, ' the company stated.

HBO announced in a statement on Thursday that the comedian would no longer be part of its Night of Too Many Stars autism benefit that airs live next Saturday night.

FX isn't the only platform to back away from light of the allegations. There are a couple noteworthy components to today's story: One, the scandal is taking place amidst a widespread sexual misconduct reckoning where a mogul like not even the biggest story in the news; two, he's not denying it.

Abby Schachner said C.K. masturbated while on the phone with her in 2003.

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.

It's been a whirlwind 48-hours for comedy icon Louis C.K. Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur apologized for ever having C.K. on the show. I won't defend him.

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

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