Louis CK’s I Love You Daddy release canceled, HBO severs ties after misconduct allegations
The blowback from the The New York Times' article on the Louis CK sexual misconduct allegations has been swift. Thursday night's premiere of his new film I Love You Daddy was canceled just hours before it was supposed to happen and now the film's distributor, The Orchard, has entirely canceled the release of the film, which was supposed to be out November 16. "The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of ‘I Love You, Daddy" read a short, to-the-point statement.
This comes after news that HBO had severed all ties with CK, including the removal of his series and specials from their on-demand and streaming services and pulling him from the lineup of the upcoming "A Night of Too Many Stars" benefit concert in NYC which happens November 18.
Louis was also supposed to appear Thursday night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert but that was also canceled. At the top of the show, Colbert said, "For those of you tuning in to see my interview with Louis C.K. tonight, I have some bad news. And then I have some really bad news..." You can watch video of Colbert's reaction, as well as reactions from fellow late night hosts Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah, below.
Meanwhile, FX Networks, which ran CK's Louie series and is currently airing Pamela Adlon's Better Things, on which CK is a producer (and co-creator and often writer), has said "We are obviously very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. published in The New York Times today,” the company said in a statement on Thursday. “The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to any of our 5 shows produced together over the past 8 years. FX Networks and FXP take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace. That said, the matter is currently under review." As for Better Things, which aired a new episode Thursday night and has its Season 2 finale next week, Buzzfeed's Kate Arthur spoke to someone at FX...