Netflix is pulling the plug on a new Louis C.K. stand up special after reports surfaced alleging the comedian engaged in sexual misconduct with multiple women during his career.
“The allegations made by several women in The New York Times about Louis C.K.’s behavior are disturbing,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. “Louis’s unprofessional and inappropriate behavior with female colleagues has led us to decide not to produce a second stand up special, as had been planned.”
C.K. had signed a deal to produce two new stand up specials for the streaming service, the first of which debuted in April.
This is the latest fallout from the allegations against C.K. Earlier on Friday, film distributor Orchard announced that they were scrapping plans to release C.K.’s new film, “I Love You, Daddy.” On Thursday night, HBO announced that C.K. would no longer be performing on the charity event “Night of Too Many Stars,” and that his past projects would be removed from HBO On Demand services.
The New York Times published a piece early Thurday alleging 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.