Why FX Cutting Ties with Louis C.K. Is a Big Deal

From TIME - November 10, 2017

Perhaps no one person has been more closely identified with FXs 2010s creative renaissance as was Louis C.K., the comic, actor, and director who Thursday was accused of sexual harassment by five women on the recordand who admitted the accusations are true. And now FX is cutting ties, issuing a statement Friday that the networks deal with the comedian had been cancelled.

Even in a recent climate whereby consequences for newly surfaced allegations have come swiftly, this was a startling development; C.K.s long-on-hiatus series Louie had been a key building block in establishing the networks critical credibility, and C.K.s clout in Hollywood had been another, as he was producing two shows for the network and another two through the networks production offices for other networks.


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