FX Severs All Ties With Louis C.K.: ‘Now Is Not the Time for Him to Make Television Shows’

Louis C.K. is done at FX. The network just announced that it’s severing all ties with the actor, comedian, and filmmaker following his admission that the accusations of sexual harassment made against him in a New York Times article are true.

He’s currently producing four different shows with FX — “Better Things,” “Baskets,” “One Mississippi,” and “The Cops” — but “will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation” for any of them.

“Now is not the time for him to make television shows,” the company wrote in a statement. “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.”

Here’s the full statement from FX:

“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 8 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.”

C.K. first came to wide attention and acclaim for “Louie,” a TV series he created, wrote, produced, directed, and starred in for FX for five seasons. His new film “I Love You Daddy,” which premiered in Toronto and was scheduled to be released next week, has had that release scrapped by its distributor; in addition, he has been dropped from his management company, 3 Arts, as well as his publicist Lewis Kay.