"These stories are true", said the writer, actor and stand-up comedian in a statement released to United States media a day after America's most prestigious newspaper published accusations from the women saying that he masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of them or on the telephone in separate incidents dating from the late 1990s to 2005.
Corry said that C.K.'s power in the comedy world, plus the allegiance fellow comedians have to each other make it an uncomfortable place to speak out.
"[In the light of allegations] What really creeps me out is the way that C.K.so comfortably inhabits the role of feminist comedian, the guy who's willing to say that men are bear-lions, who comprehends women's fears".
The network that made Louis C.K. a powerful auteur is backing away. FX Networks and F.X.P. take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace.
FX is home to Louie, C.K.'s experimental series that ushered in a new era of auteur-focused TV dramedies.
The former Californication actress referenced the rumors on KCRW's The Business radio show just days before the New York Times published their story, saying, "It hurts to read about things that people are saying about him". The network will also be removing his past projects from HBO's on-demand service. Distribution company the Orchard canceled its premiere ahead of the Times piece, and announced that it is "giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film and continuing to review the situation".
With C.K., this question is even thornier. At the time, she decided not to press the matter any further.
Louis C.K. said there was "nothing about this that I forgive myself for" and claimed he could "hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought" on the women and colleagues with whom he has worked, now impacted by the scandal. "All I know is that, I know about him as being my partner on a show that is the opposite of any of this kind of awful, negative things". "This is inexcusable and he needs to address it", Michael Ian Black tweeted.
"I feel deep sorrow and empathy for the women who have come forward", she added.
FX is severing ties with Louis C.K.
Jenni Konner, the former Girls show-runner, had this to say: "Your move, FX".