It's so important. My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K.
On Friday, FX announced that it would end its relationship with Louis C.K., amid stories of sexual misconduct that the comedian apologised for, and admitted were "true". According to a statement as obtained by Us Weekly, CK "will no longer serve as an executive producer" on any of the shows he was working on including, One Mississippi, The Cops, and Better Things.
FX Networks said the organisations were ending their "association" - which includes work on four separate shows - with CK and his production company Pig Newton, following his comments.
"Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimized by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously", FX wrote. The company said, as far as they know, his behavior over the last eight years has been professional.
Corry spoke about her experience with the disgraced comedian Monday on "Good Morning America", and said that C.K.'s inappropriate actions - like forcing women to watch him masturbate - were not only known, but accepted by the comedy world for a long time. Two women alleged that, in 2002, the Emmy-winning stand-up comedian and actor had masturbated in front of them without their consent.
An award-winning United States comedian on Friday became the latest entertainment industry heavyweight to watch his career unravel over accusations of sexual misconduct, as he was forced to admit to masturbating in front of women. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was OK because I never showed a woman my d*** without asking first, which is also true.
The distributor of the independent movie I Love You, Daddy has called off the release of that film, which was written and directed by CK, who also starred. It's a predicament for them. Now I'm aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it.
"And I wielded that power irresponsibly", he said.