The cable network has cut all ties with creator Louis C.K.
November 10, 2017
It's official: Louie is done at FX. The cable network announced today it has severed all ties with show creator Louis C.K. after the comedian admitted to past sexual misconduct towards five women between 2002 and 2005.
The move predominantly affects the overall deal FX had with C.K.'s production company, "Pig Newton", which today had its involvement removed from the four shows it currently produces with the network. The other casualty, though, is Louie, the acclaimed comedy that helped make C.K. more of a household name.
Created, written, directed, produced, and edited by Louis C.K., Louie followed a fictionalized version of the stand-up comedian and his everyday ordeals around life in New York City. Each episode included a scripted story and a mix of C.K.'s original stand-up material.
The show had been on an extended hiatus since August 2015, when FX announced that it would eventually continue once C.K. was ready to resume work on the series.
The full statement from FX Networks:
Today, FX Networks and FX Productions are ending our association with Louis C.K. We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him - Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.
Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimized by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously. As far as we know, his behavior over the past eight years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.
FX Networks and FX Productions remain committed to doing everything we can to ensure that all people work in an environment that is safe, respectful and fair, and we will continue our review of all of these productions to ensure that was and is the case.
If Chris Brown gets to beat up women and keep performing for money, can't a fat ginger funnyguy get a little pervy without being blacklisted?