Louis C.K.’s past HBO projects are being removed from the premium cabler’s on demand services. In addition, C.K. will no longer be participating in the network’s “Night of Too Many Stars” charity special.
“Louis C.K. will no longer be participating in the “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs,” which will be presented live on HBO on November 18,” an HBO spokesperson said in a statement. “In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.’s past projects from its On Demand services.”
The move comes after a New York Times piece alleged that C.K. engaged in sexual misconduct with multiple women during his career. The Times story alleges that C.K. had repeatedly asked women he encountered in work-related environments to watch him masturbate.
Among the women who went on the record with allegations against the comedian and TV producer were comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. They state in the story that he invited them to his hotel room during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo., in 2002 and allegedly stripped naked and began to masturbate. The women described themselves as being “paralyzed” during the incident and running out of the hotel room after C.K. ejaculated.
Comedian Rebecca Corry told the Times she was working with C.K. on a TV pilot in 2005 when he allegedly asked her point blank if he could go to her dressing room in order for her to watch him masturbate.
HBO’s removal of C.K.’s past content comes on the heels of the cancellation of the premiere of C.K.’s new film, “I Love You, Daddy,” which was slated to occur in New York Thursday night. Orchard, the film’s distributor, also said that they are “giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film,” which was set to open in theaters on Nov. 17.