Netflix Scraps Louis C.K. Stand-Up Special Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

From The Hollywood Reporter:

The New York Times about Louis C.K.’s behavior are disturbing,” a spokesperson for the streamer said in a statement Friday. “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.”

In a report published Thursday, five different women accused C.K. of misconduct and claimed that he either masturbated in front of them or asked to do so. C.K. has yet to comment on the allegations.

In the wake of the New York Times expose, his controversial new movie I Love You Daddy, in which he wrote, stars in and directed, was dropped by distribution company The Orchard one week ahead of its planned Nov. 17 release. HBO has also cut ties with C.K., dropping him from an upcoming star-studded stand-up special and removing his previous stand-up specials and series from its on-demand services. Meanwhile, FX, where C.K. has a massive overall deal, says the situation is “under review.”