UPDATED: FX Networks and FX Productions announced they have ended their association with Louis C.K., cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. “He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him – Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.
“Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimized by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously,” said the company. “As far as we know, his behavior over the past 8 years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.
“FX Networks and FX Productions remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure that all people work in an environment that is safe, respectful and fair, and we will continue our review of all of these productions to ensure that was and is the case.”
Earlier: FX Networks issued a statement about Louis C.K., accused by 5 women of sexual misconduct. “We are obviously very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to any of our 5 shows produced together over the past 8 years. FX Networks and FXP take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace. That said, the matter is currently under review.” The comedian was cut from HBO’s Too Many Stars special, and the premiere of his movie, I Love You, Daddy, was canceled, as well as an appearance on The Late Show. At FX, he has starred in Emmy winner Louie for 5 seasons, and is an exec producer of Baskets and Better Things.