Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Louis CK Admits Sexual Misconduct, Dropped By HBO, FX, Netflix, And More

Louis CK Admits Sexual Misconduct, Dropped By HBO, FX, Netflix, And More

Corry, who was one of five women who spoke to the New York Times last week about the comedian's alleged misconduct, says she was working on a pilot back in 2005 when Louis C.K. asked if he could masturbate in front of her. Shortly after C.K. confirmed the allegations against him were true, FX issued a press release severing ties with him. The first came out earlier this year.

"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".

As previously reported, C.K. responded with an apology and said the stories were true after he received major backlash following the Times piece. It's in her humiliation, said sex therapist Dr. Alexandra Katehakis, clinical director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, who has not treated Louis C.K. As Nussbaum reminds us, C.K.'s standup "is not merely confessional... it's also focused on sex and ethics, as well as on questions of decency, fatherhood, masculinity, and, at times, feminism".

FX is home to Louie, C.K.'s experimental series that ushered in a new era of auteur-focused TV dramedies. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov said that while with C.K.in his hotel room after their show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002, he "proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating".

Stars from the film are already backing away from C.K.as well. "People made jokes about it all the time", she said. "I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further", he added.

Still, Corry didn't want to go public with her story at the time, even though she claims Louis' behaviour was "sort of common knowledge in the comedy world", because she just wanted to move on with her life.

"Fuck yes they're courageous", Rachel Bloom tweeted, quoting a previous tweet that praised the women who came forward.

In another set of episodes, Louie presses a clumsy assault on his friend Pamela (Adlon, who is close to C.K.in real life, and co-created a show, "Better Things", with him).

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