According to almost 20 sources, women had not only been subject to abuse from C.K. himself but also threatened and blacklisted from comedy jobs by his influential manager, Dave Becky.
'It was just actually sort of common knowledge in the comedy world.
"These stories are true", said the writer, actor and stand-up comedian in a statement released to U.S. media a day after America's most prestigious newspaper published accusations from the women saying that he masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of them or on the telephone in separate incidents dating from the late 1990s to 2005.
The premiere of the entertainer's new movie, "I Love You, Daddy", was canceled Thursday, and he pulled out of an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert", the Times said. "I most certainly didn't want to be the person that was responsible for shutting down a production, or even being part of the narrative". "If I could do anything differently, it would be that day, I would have shut down production. 'Cause I have learned that doing nothing, saying nothing, is not helpful".
I don't have a precise mathematical formula that will allow us to weigh the values of the insights in Louis C.K.'s work against the damage he is alleged to have done to other people. It's a predicament for them.
The streaming giant made a deal to release two C.K. specials. "The power I had over these women is that they admired me".
Comedian Rebecca Cory was one the women who have chose to go public with her allegation toward Louis CK.
HBO was the first to act, dropping him from its upcoming Night of Too Many Stars charity event. "As far as we know, his behaviour over the past 8 years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional". The network also noted that he will no longer be involved in their shows that he helped usher in, including Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops. The distributor of his new movie "I Love You, Daddy" said it would not go ahead with its release and HBO dropped him from a comedy benefit concert due to air next week, USA media reported. Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment have also cut ties with CK, announcing the comedian has been dropped from the starring role of The Secret Life of Pets 2, which is set for a June 7, 2019 release.
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