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Louis CK apologizes for sexual misconduct

Louis CK apologizes for sexual misconduct

She has since tried to distance herself after learning many of her friends in the comedy community were allegedly harassed by C.K., telling the Times she feels "trapped" by the relationship. Media companies large and small are now reassessing their ties to the entertainer.

Another unnamed woman claimed that the U.S. comedian repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate during the production of The Chris Rock Show in the late '90s.

These stories are true.

"I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them", he said.

The accusations follow a massive wave of sexual misconduct allegations published at the Times and elsewhere, aimed at prominent men like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Roy Price, Ben Affleck, and even former president George H.W. Bush. Netflix Inc. on Friday canceled a stand-up special by Szekely, and a film distributor halted plans to release his new movie.

The comedian said in a statement that the harassment claims by five women detailed in a New York Times report published Thursday "are true".

Comedian Louis C.K. broke his silence Friday, one day after The New York Times ran a story in which five women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct.

In 2014, Kirkman vaguely discussed rumors about C.K. That show and four others by the entertainer were still available on the streaming service as of Friday.

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According to New York Magazine contributor Yashar Ali, The Hollywood Reporter noted that one of Louis C.K.'s movie premieres have also been cancelled. "In addition, HBO is removing Louis C.K.'s past projects from its On Demand services". The cable channel, which said it had received no reports on him during the previous eight years, issued a statement Thursday saying that the "matter is now under review". His specials for the network include 2005's "One Night Stand" and 2007's "Shameless". Now I'm aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. And I have to reconcile it with who I am.

"I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want", he said.

Szekely has used sex and gender in his humor for years, once referring to men as the No. 1 threat to women.

If anything, Louis C.K. seems to have wanted to inoculate himself against future repercussions by privately apologizing and publicly copping to his own "perverted" impulses, not to mention supporting female comics like Tig Notaro and Pamela Adlon.

Apart from that, CK's first season of Better Things, which has been co-written by him, featured plenty of masturbation-related jokes.

FX, the TV network that carries the comedian's show "Louie" and has worked with the comedian on four other shows over eight years, said it's reviewing the matter.

The black-and-white comedy, which pays homage to Woody Allen's "Manhattan", created controversy of its own before the allegations against Louis C.K. He plays a television producer whose 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moritz) becomes involved with a 68-year-old filmmaker (John Malkovich).