FX Among Companies To Drop Louis C.K. After Admitting Sexual Misconduct
The list just keeps growing…
By Sarah Kuta on November 10, 2017
The list just keeps growing for companies and people who are dropping comedian Louis C.K. after admitting to sexual misconduct.
FX officially announced on Friday they’ll be cutting ties with the comedian via press release:
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 Mississippiand 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.
FX Networks and FX Productions remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure that all people work in an environment that is safe, respectful and fair, and we will continue our review of all of these productions to ensure that was and is the case.
FX has been the outlet most closely associated with C.K.’s work. It broadcast all five seasons of the Emmy-nominated Louie and more recently has aired the acclaimed Better Things and Baskets, both of which were co-created by C.K.
According to the company’s statement, those shows as well as FX Productions’ One Mississippi (for Amazon) and The Cops (for TBS) will continue without C.K. getting a credit or compensation.