How Will The Louis CK Scandal Affect The Future Of FX?

Monday, 13 Nov, 2017

The announcement came just hours after a report in the New York Times detailed allegations of sexual misconduct from five women against C.K.

Pamela Adlon is "devastated" after "friend and partner" Louis C.K. admitted that the sexual misconduct allegations made against him "are true".

It seems that Better Things, Baskets, and One Mississippi will continue with their creators and current head writers, sans C.K.'s involvement.

After saying the allegations made by five women in The Times were true, Louis C.K. also apologized to members of the cast and crew on productions he's been a part of. But its persona-forward, autobiographical-seeming model spawned fascinating further entries in the genre, whether produced by C.K. A blunt, experimental, hilarious new kind of sitcom, the show earned critical raves and awards, and helped put FX on the map as a destination for creatively adventurous programming. "Louie" won multiple Emmy awards throughout its run, and paved the way for a deep relationship between FX and C.K.

"Louis has now confirmed the truth of the reports relating to the five women victimised by his misconduct, which we were unaware of previously. It's so important. My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K.", Adlon wrote. He is now under fire after five women claimed in the Times that he either masturbated in front of them, asked them to watch him masturbate, or masturbated while on the phone with them, a pattern of inappropriate behavior that allegedly went on for years. Initially, C.K.'s publicist, Lewis Kay, said that his client won't respond to any requests for comment. "But I'm sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec".

The decision came a day after C.K.

A number of C.K.'s former colleagues have also spoken out about his allegations.

FX is now airing the Better Things and Baskets TV shows. But in interviews, Adlon said she saw it differently, and thought that her character went along with the kiss. And I've tried to learn from them. "And I wielded that power irresponsibly". And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Depending on the severity of the offense, they may emerge years later and try and pick up the pieces of their shattered career.

When FX President John Landgraf was looking for a show featuring a female lead, C.K. suggested Adlon, and the pair co-created "Better Things", in which Adlon mined her chaotic life as a single mother of three girls for comedy.