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Louis CK's film release scrapped amid sex allegations

From BBC - November 10, 2017

The release of US comedian Louis CK's new movie has been scrapped after five women levelled sexual misconduct allegations against him.

I Love You Daddy was due to have been released in the US on 17 November.

But it was dropped after four accusers told the New York Times he masturbated during interactions with them and a fifth said he had asked to do so.

Distributors The Orchard said: "The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy."

The Emmy-winning comic has not commented.

He wrote, directed and acted in I Love You Daddy, a comedy about an ageing film director, played by John Malkovich, who has a reputation for getting embroiled with young women.

Louis CK plays a successful TV writer whose 17-year-old daughter, played by Chloe Grace Moretz, begins a relationship with the director.

On Thursday, its premiere was cancelled hours before the screening.

Variety reported that The Orchard spent $5m (3.8m) on the distribution rights after the film was screened at the Toronto Film Festival.

In Thursday's New York Times report, four comediennes - Dana Min Goodman, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry and Abby Schachner - and a fifth woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, made allegations about the entertainer.

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