Louis CK's Collaborator Pamela Adlon 'Devastated and in Shock'

Danny Woods
November 13, 2017

FX on Friday dealt the most crushing blow, following HBO and Netflix, which ended their deals with the comic after five women accused him in a New York Times report on Thursday of sexual harassment.

Just hours after the NY Times published a story that detailed how Louis C.K. masturbated in front of five different women without consent, HBO has announced that they are severing ties with the comedian. His "unprofessional and inappropriate behavior with female colleagues has led us to decide not to produce a second stand up special, as had been planned".

TBS, which ordered C.K.'s animated series The Cops to series in January, also has been suspended, per The Hollywood Reporter. "But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn't a question". The first came out earlier this year.

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Earlier Friday, independent studio The Orchard dropped C.K.'s film I Love You, Daddy, which was scheduled to be released November 17. He is now under fire after five women claimed in the Times that he either masturbated in front of them, asked them to watch him masturbate, or masturbated while on the phone with them, a pattern of inappropriate behavior that allegedly went on for years. At the same time, FX released a statement saying the network was "obviously very troubled" by the claims and was reviewing the matter. In a tweet on Friday, Kay confirmed that he would no longer be representing C.K.as a client. Pictured: Adlon and C.K. speak onstage during the FX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

Louis C.K. starred in the hit FX series "Louie", a somewhat- autobiographical comedy that hasn't aired an episode since 2015. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. The four projects in the works were "Better Things", "Baskets", "One Mississippi" and "The Cops". I feel deep sorrow and empathy for the women who have come forward. Depending on the severity of the offense, they may emerge years later and try and pick up the pieces of their shattered career. "And I wielded that power irresponsibly", he wrote in a lengthy statement. It's a predicament for them. I didn't think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.

"I'd be remiss to exclude the hurt that I've brought on people who I work with and have worked with", he said. He is also a co-creator and producer of the FX comedies "Baskets" and "Better Things".

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