HBO cuts ties with Louis CK post misconduct claims
(7 months ago)
Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 10 : One less star in HBO's 'Night of Too Many Stars.'
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable network is dropping Louis C.K. from its upcoming autism special after the 50-year-old comedian was accused of sexual misconduct by five different women.
In a New York Times expose, they claimed that the 'Louie' star either masturbated in front of them or sought their permission to do so.
Moreover, HBO is also pulling his previous standup specials from its on-demand services.
Jon Stewart is hosting 'Night of Too Many Stars,' which will include stand-up performances, sketches and short films.
Other appearances will be made by Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler.
Earlier today, the New York premiere of C.K.'s new film 'I Love You, Daddy' was scrapped.
The comedian's planned appearance on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' has also been nixed, with William H. Macy taking his place on the show.
The release date for 'I Love You, Daddy,' originally set for a November 17 release via The Orchard, is now in limbo as the distributor said today it was under "review" following the allegations.