FX Networks, HBO, and the stars of Louis C.K.’s approaching film “I Love You, Daddy” have responded to sexual misconduct allegations leveled contrary to the comedian in a New York Times article Thursday.
“I was as appalled as everyone to learn the allegations made in the New York Times,” professional Charlie Day said in a declaration to the L.A. Times. “I really do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.”
Day appears opposing copy writer/director/producer/star C.K. in “I Love You, Daddy,” about a veteran television manufacturer (C.K.) hoping to avoid a 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich) from dating his teenage girl (Chlo? Grace Moretz).
Within the film, Day mimes masturbation as his personality and C.K.’s figure discuss a female character. He also stimulates C.K.’s character to confront Malkovich’s identity about rumours of sexual predation that mar the elderly man’s open public image.
Moretz pulled out of most film promotion two weeks ago “when she was made aware of numerous possible accusations,” her publicist told The Times.
Other members of the “I REALLY LIKE You, Daddy” cast, which include Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Helen Hunt, Pamela Adlon and Malkovich, were not immediately designed for comment.
FX Networks — home to C.K.’s show “Louie,” which is currently on indefinite hiatus; the Adlon-fronted “Better Things,” which is currently airing; and the Zach Galifianakis vehicle “Baskets,” all of which C.K. exec produces under his Pig Newton banner — said in a assertion that it was researching its romantic relationship with the comedian.
“We are clearly very troubled by the allegations about Louis C.K. released in The New York Times today,” said FX Systems in a assertion. “The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to some of our 5 shows produced jointly over the past 8 years. FX Networks and FXP take all necessary activities to safeguard our employees and completely investigate any allegations of misconduct in your workplace. That said, the matter happens to be under review.”
HBO also weighed in after the New York Times expos?, expressing that C.K. will no longer take part in its Nov. 18 program “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs.”
“In addition, HBO is taking away Louis C.K.’s earlier projects from its On Demand services,” the wire network added in its affirmation. Which includes the multi-camera humor series “Lucky Louie,” which lasted a single season.
“I REALLY LIKE You, Daddy” distributor the Orchard canceled the film’s premiere event today “due to unforeseen circumstances” but has not yet released any change to the film’s Nov. 17 limited theatrical release.
“There is never a location for the behavior complete in these allegations,” the Orchard said in an email. “Because of this, we are giving consideration to the timing and release of the film and continuing to review the problem.”