Following sexual misconduct allegations made against Louis C.K., FX Networks and Productions cut ties with the multiple Emmy winner and said it would conduct a further investigation to see if there was any misconduct on his FX shows. Today at TCA, CEO John Landgraf said, “We didn’t find any issues or complaints of any kind during the eight years we worked together.”
That said, C.K. isn’t returning in the near future. With the multi-hyphenate having a significant amount of creative input on his fellow Louie co-star Pamela Adlon’s FX series Better Things, Landgraf said: “This is Pamela’s show. These are her stories, her life. Louis was her co-writer, and she’s going to have to write [the episodes] all herself or find another co-writer. She’s the font, the creative engine of that show. He won’t be involved further in any FX shows including Better Things. I have every confidence in Pamela.”
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When asked if he heard about the allegations about C.K. prior to The New York Times exposé, the CEO said: “We didn’t know about that then. … There was a piece in Gawker, which isn’t a viable source.”
Landgraf said that when the news hit, he had a phone conversation with C.K, and the comedian said he was releasing a statement that acknowledged the allegations. Following that, Landgraf said FX and C.K. would part ways.
As to whether Landgraf will restore Louie into FX’s digital streaming service, the CEO said: “I don’t know. There’s bigger and more important [issues] than the question of that. This is a cultural movement.”
Regarding C.K.’s future, Landgraf said: “I don’t know what’s up with Louis. We’re in a wait-and-see mode.”
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