FX CEO John Landgraf has said the network’s investigation into Louis C.K. is complete.
The channel cut ties with the comedian and launched the investigation following reports of sexual misconduct by the star. C.K. confirmed the allegations were true, saying: “There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for.”
Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday (January 5), Landgraf told reporters the investigation had not found any evidence of sexual misconduct by C.K. during work on projects for the network over the last eight years, as Billboard reports.
Following claims being made against him, C.K. was fired from The Secret Life Of Pets 2, and had his work with HBO removed from the channel’s streaming services. The release of his film I Love You, Daddy was also cancelled hours before its premiere.
Two of the film’s stars also spoke out about the claims. Chloë Grace Moretz told The Los Angeles Times that she backed out of press for the movie two weeks before the premiere, after becoming aware of “numerous possible accusations” facing C.K.
Charlie Day, meanwhile, said: “I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in the New York Times. I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.”
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Meanwhile, over three hundred women working within the film industry have launched the ‘Time’s Up’ initiative, with the aim of combatting systemic sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.
Backed by the likes of Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon, the initiative includes a $13m legal defence fund to help those in less privileged positions protect themselves from assault and the legal ramifications of reporting it.