Netflix cuts ties with Louis CK

Netflix has announced that it will not be making a second stand-up special with comedian Louis CK.

For years, rumors have swirled that Louis CK engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with the women around him. Gawker led coverage of these rumors in 2015 (and even as early as 2012).

But this week, the New York Times reported that five women, many of whom went on the record, have accused Louis CK of sexual misconduct.

In response, Netflix has cut ties with CK, who admits that these stories are true.

That said, other Louis CK content is still available on the Netflix service.

Beyond Netflix, Louis CK’s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, which was set to be released on November 17, will no longer hit theaters, according to the NYT. The Times also reports that HBO has pulled Louis CK from its on-demand library and dropped him from the lineup of its comedy benefit broadcast “Night of Too Many Stars.”

FX, the network behind the the series “Louie” in which Louis CK stars, said that “the matter is currently under review,” according to the NYT.

As more allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct come to light across Hollywood and beyond, big players in the media world are now having to take sides. Netflix, for one, has drawn a line in the sand, cutting ties entirely with Kevin Spacey after allegations that he made a sexual advance toward actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was just 14.

We’ve reached out to Netflix asking if they have any plans to remove other Louis CK content from the platform.

Published at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:39:48 +0000