Here's How Hollywood Is Responding to the Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Louis C.K.

From TIME - November 10, 2017

Film studios and TV networks are distancing themselves from Louis C.K. in the wake of Thursdays bombshell New York Times article in which five women accused the comedian of sexual harassment.

The New York premiere of Louis C.K.s new film, I Love You, Daddy, was canceled amid the controversy, and now the films distribution company, The Orchard, says it would not release the movie at all. C.K.s scheduled Friday appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert was also scrapped.

C.K.s spokesperson did not respond to TIMEs request for comment on the allegations. However, his publicist told the Times Louis is not going to answer any questions.

The allegations against C.K. follow accusations of sexual assault and harassment committed by other powerful figures in Hollywood, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner.

Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. Spacey has apologized but said he did not remember the incidents in question. Ratners lawyer told the Times, I have represented Mr. Ratner for two decades, and no woman has ever made a claim against him for sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.

Here are the other companies and individuals speaking out and distancing themselves from the C.K. following allegations he masturbated in front of multiple women:

The Orchard

On Friday, The Orchard, the distribution company behind C.K.s new film, I Love You, Daddy, released a statement saying it would not be moving forward with the release of the movie, which stars Chlo Grace Moretz and John Malkovich.

The film, which C.K. says is a sendup to Woody Allens Manhattan, tells the story of a successful TV writer-producer as he tries to stop his 17-year-old daughters relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker from turning sexual. The Orchard had initially released a statement Thursday stating that it was giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film.



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