Pamela Adlon has condemned longtime collaborator Louis C.K.’s “abhorrent” behavior in light of the comedian verifying that numerous sexual harassment accusations against him are true.
“My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K.,” Adlon said in a statement Friday. “I feel deep sorrow and empathy for the women who have come forward. I am asking for privacy at this time for myself and my family. I am processing and grieving and hope to say more as soon as I am able.”
Adlon appeared on C.K.’s FX sitcom, “Louie,” on which she served as a writer and consulting producer. C.K. is an executive producer on her FX comedy, “Better Things,” and he has a writing or co-writing credit on all but one of the show’s 20 total episodes.
Earlier in the day, FX cut all ties with C.K. and said in a statement that he will no longer have an executive producer credit nor receive compensation for “Better Things” or any of his projects with the company.
C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by five women in a New York Times story published Thursday. This led the embattled star to say in a statement that the “stories are true,” and that he has “been remorseful” for his actions.
In the wake of the Times article, C.K.’s film “I Love You, Daddy” has been dropped by distributor The Orchard, and Netflix has scuttled plans for his upcoming comedy special. Meanwhile, HBO has dismissed him from this weekend’s “A Night of Too Many Stars” special, along with removing his comedy specials and series “Lucky Louie” from its on-demand services.
The star has also been dropped by agency APA, management company 3 arts and publicist Lewis Kay.