HBO Removes Louis C.K. Concerts, Cuts Him From Benefit

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HBO removed Louis C.K.'s comedy specials from its on-demand service and said he won't appear as planned on an upcoming program, a response to a New York Times report on the entertainer exposing himself to women.

Louis C.K. will no longer participate in "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs" on Nov. 18, HBO said in a statement. His specials for the network include 2005's "One Night Stand" and 2007's "Shameless."

The Times on Thursday quoted several women who described Louis C.K. masturbating in their presence without their consent. The comedian's publicist, Lewis Kay, said the comedian wouldn't comment on the allegations.

The premiere of the entertainer's new movie, "I Love You, Daddy," was canceled Thursday, and he pulled out of an appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," the Times said.

FX, the TV network that carries the comedian's show "Louie" and has worked with the comedian on four other shows over eight years, said it's reviewing the matter. The network hasn't received any allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. but is "very troubled by the allegations," it said in a statement.

-- Bloomberg News

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