Netflix cancels planned Louis C.K. standup special
His film I Love You, Daddy has also lost its distributor.
Netflix has cancelled a planned standup special from Louis C.K., less than one day after The New York Times reported on sexual abuse allegations against the standup comedian.
In a statement obtained by Deadline, the streaming service condemned C.K.'s "disturbing" actions. “The allegations made by several women in The New York Times about Louis C.K.’s behavior are disturbing,” the statement reads. “Louis’s unprofessional and inappropriate behavior with female colleagues has led us to decide not to produce a second stand up special, as had been planned.”
C.K. and Netflix announced a deal in February on two exclusive standup specials. The first, 2017, was released in April.
On Friday, Louis C.K.'s new movie I Love You, Daddy was dropped by its distributor The Orchard. FX, which aires Louie, as well as the C.K.-produced Baskets, One Mississippi, The Cops and Better Things, announced that the network would sever ties with C.K. and his production company Pig Newton. Read a statement from the network below.
On Friday November 10 at 4:40 p.m, this post was updated to included FX's statement.