Louis C.K. Movie Premiere Halted; HBO Cuts Ties; FX Could Follow Suit in NY Times Investigation Fallout

The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier today that the New York City premiere of ’s movie, I Love You, Daddy, has been canceled only hours before it was set to be shown. The big premiere was to take place at New York’s gorgeous Paris theater. Reps for the film gave the reason for the cancellation as “unexpected circumstances” according to THR.

A source had told THR that the New York Times was about to break a story about Louis C.K., which may have something to do with the cancellation. Louis has also been canceling press of late, including a planned appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show.

The article dropped midday on Thursday and detailed allegations that Louis C.K. engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior. A Chicago comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov were two of the five women who came forward, alleging that C.K. invited them to his hotel room at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and C.K. proceeded to undress and masturbate after asking them if he could take out his penis. Another comedian, Abby Schachner says in 2003 Louis masturbated during a phone call, and a third comedian, Rebecca Cory was approached by C.K. who asked if he could masturbate in front of her while they were working on a pilot together. She answered no. The fifth comedian declined to be identified.

HBO did not wait for public reaction to respond to the news, they immediately cut ties removing episodes of Lucky Louie, three comedy specials, and he is being removed from the upcoming HBO charity event, Night of Too Many Stars which benefits Autism research and awareness. “Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs, which will be presented live on HBO on November 18,” HBO said in a statement. “In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.”

FX which is the home to many Louis C.K. projects has not taken any action as of yet, but released a statement saying they are “deeply troubled” by the allegations, and the matter is currently under review. FX of course was home to the critically beloved series “Louie” and C.K. continues to produce multiple shows on the network including “Baskets” and “Better Things.”

Amazon has not released a statement on whether the allegations will affect “One Mississippi.”

Louis has not yet released any statements or made any comments but according to the Times article, his manager, Dave Becky said in an email that he “never threatened anybody.”

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