Louis C.K. Netflix Special Canceled Over Misconduct Allegations
Seeing as HBO, FX and the outlet behind Louis C.K.’s new film all severed ties with the comedian after a string of sexual misconduct reports, Netflix was sure to follow. The streaming service has canceled plans for a new comedy special with C.K. it previously announced.
Netflix joined the growing ranks of content providers distancing themselves from the toxic comedian, following a New York Times report of five women alleging sexual harassment and indecent exposure. It was back in February that Netflix ordered two standup specials from the comedian, one of which premiered in April. The second will be scrapped altogether:
The allegations made by several women in The New York Times about Louis C.K.’s behavior are disturbing. 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.
Just yesterday saw HBO removing its library of Louis C.K. standup specials in response to the allegations, while FX offered that his status as executive producer to Better Things and Baskets was under review. Netflix also recently cut ties with Kevin Spacey after numerous sexual assault allegations, though it’s not clear if the streaming service will remove C.K.’s prior special, as HBO has.
We’ve not heard the end of fallout from C.K.’s actions, so stay tuned for the latest.
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