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FX Severs Long Relationship with Louis C.K.

On Friday evening, FX released a statement ending its long relationship with comedian Louis C.K. following his acknowledgement that the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are true. “Today, FX Networks and FX Productions are ending our association with Louis C.K,” the statement reads. “We are cancelling the overall deal between FX Productions and his production company, Pig Newton. He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him – Better Things, Baskets, One Mississippi and The Cops.” The network went on to say that “As far as we know, his behavior over the past 8 years on all five series he has produced for FX Networks and/or FX Productions has been professional. However, now is not the time for him to make television shows. Now is the time for him to honestly address the women who have come forth to speak about their painful experiences, a process which he began today with his public statement.” In addition to those five shows, FX produced all five seasons of C.K.'s celebrated Emmy-winning series Louie from 2010-2015.