FX has concluded its internal investigation into the sexual misconduct accusations posed against Louis CK last November and found no issues or incidents at the network, CEO John Landgraf reported at TCA on Friday.
“As you all know, several months ago we ended our business relationship with Louis C.K. after he acknowledged that the sexual misconduct reported in the New York Times was accurate,” Landgraf says. “Our public statement at the time said that we would conduct a further investigation to determine if there was any misconduct on any of the five shows that Louis produced for FX. Having recently completed that investigation we did not find any issues, complaints or incidents of misconduct of any kind during the eight years we worked together.”
When Landgraf was asked if he heard about the allegations about C.K. prior to the New York Times expose he replied, “We didn’t know about that them. I mean, the only thing I’m aware of is a blind-item in Gawker, which you know, to me that’s not an actual news source that’s not verifiable.”
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Landgraf noted that the piece didn’t mention C.K. by name and reaffirmed his stance that the network had “no awareness before the New York Times.”
The day after the sexual misconduct expose was published, C.K. released a statement confirming, “These stories are true,” C.K. said.
The “Louie” star added, “At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d– without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d– isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”
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Among the accusers in the Times piece are comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, who told the Times they were invited by the comedian to his hotel room after their show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, in 2012. According to the report, when they arrived at his room, C.K. asked Goodman and Wolov if he could take out his penis.
“And then he really did it,” Goodman told the Times. “He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely named, and started masturbating.”
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