'I Love You, Daddy' Cancelled After Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Louis C.K

Posted 2017/11/10 0 0

The fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against CK continues.

 

The release of Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy has been canceled by film distribution company The Orchard in the aftermath of sexual misconduct allegations made against the writer-director.

“The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy,” it said in a brief statement Friday morning.

According to Variety, The Orchard’s top brass considered avoiding a theatrical run and going straight to on-demand services, but ultimately decided to pull the movie entirely. This decision comes at a considerable cost, I Love You, Daddy having a budget of $5m and being the biggest sale at Toronto International Film Festival this year. Shot in secret in June, the film sees CK play a writer-producer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) from having a relationship with a 68-year-old director (John Malkovich).

Following CK’s admission Friday morning, FX Network, which has aired five shows produced by C.K., released a statement saying, “The matter is currently under review,” while HBO has declared that they will remove any C.K. projects from their streaming service.

The New York Times report yesterday detailed the stories of five women who said CK asked if he could masturbate in front of them, or just did so, either on the phone or in person, without their consent. A number of the women were younger and less established comedians who were allegedly approached by CK in a professional setting. The dates of the allegations range from the late ‘90s to 2005.

CK released a written statement on Friday afternoon in response to the report, as shared on Twitter by New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff. “These stories are true,” CK wrote. “The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

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