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Louis C.K. loses production deal and publicist after sexual misconduct confession

Troubled comedian Louis C.K. has lost his production deal with U.S. network FX and been dropped by his publicist after confessing the sexual harassment allegations against him are “all true”.
The funnyman hit headlines on Thursday (09Nov17) after five women went public with stories of his inappropriate conduct in a New York Times expose, with each sharing similar accusations of Louis masturbating in front of them.
The news prompted distributors behind his new movie I Love You, Daddy to shelve the project’s upcoming release, while officials at streaming service Netflix also dropped plans for a new comedy special.
On Friday (10Nov17), Louis C.K. issued a lengthy statement expressing his remorse over the incidents, admitting he had abused his power and was now planning to take a step back from the limelight and “take a long time to listen”.
Shortly after the confession, TV bosses at FX declared they were cutting ties with the actor and his production firm.
“Today, FX Networks and FX Productions are ending our association with Louis C.K.,” they shared in a statement. “We are canceling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton.”
As a result of the action, the disgraced star will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation for the four shows he had been working on: Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi, and The Cops, his animated series at TBS, which has also had production suspended in light of the news.
Meanwhile, Louis’ longtime publicist, Lewis Kay, has also dumped him as a client.
“As of today, I no longer represent Louis C.K.,” read a post on Twitter.
Officials at his management company, 3 Arts Management, have also reportedly dropped him from their roster too.

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