Louis C.K.’s Movie Shelved Indefinitely due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations
After five ladies openly charged Louis C.K. of sexual offense in a New York Times article distributed Thursday, his up and coming film, which he composed and coordinated, has been uncertainly racked. The Orchard will not be moving forward with the release of I Love You, Daddy,” the studio told E! News in an announcement Friday. C.K’s. dramedy, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, had been set for a Nov. 17 discharge and co-featured Pamela Adlon, Rose Byrne, Charlie Day, Helen Hunt, John Malkovich and Chloe Grace Moretz.
In light of the embarrassment, the film’s debut and press junket were scratched off Thursday. C.K. has not remarked on claims that he masturbated before no less than five ladies throughout the years.
“I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in The New York Times,” Day revealed to The Los Angeles Times in an announcement Thursday. “I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.” Moretz scratched off advancement two weeks prior “when she was made aware of numerous possible accusations,” her rep included.
C.K’s. appearance to advance the film on The Late Show Thursday was likewise unexpectedly crossed out. “For those of you tuning in to see my interview with Louis C.K. tonight, I have some bad news—and then I have some really bad news. Louis cancelled his appearance here tonight because The New York Times broke this story today: five women are accusing Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct,” Stephen Colbert said. Calling them “disturbing allegations,” he noticed that C.K. is “the latest in an avalanche of powerful men” to be charged of sexual assault and/or harassment.
Since its debut, I Love You, Daddy has been raising eyebrows among faultfinders. One scene, specifically, has experienced harsh criticism, as it includes Day’s character, Ralph, putting on a show to masturbatewhile C.K’s. character, Glen, is chatting on a speakerphone call with Grace Cullen (Byrne). Ralph proceeds to pleasure himself even after Glen’s creating accomplice (Edie Falco) goes into the room.
The dubious film was recorded in mystery and was an unexpected passage at TIFF. It has for some time been supposed that C.K. has masturbated before ladies—and in the Times this week, funnies Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov blamed him for doing only that. C.K. guaranteed in Toronto that the gossipy tidbits had not entered his mind when he scripted and shot the scene with Day. “If you actually participate in a rumor,” C.K. contended, “you make it bigger and you make it real.”
Trevor Noah likewise took C.K. to assignment on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. “At this point, we’re going to need a new Oscar category this year: Best Actor Whose Movies We Can’t Watch Anymore. Now that I think about it, all women in Hollywood should win double Oscars for acting like all the men were cool all along, every single one of them. I’m just f–king saying!” he kidded. “It’s getting to the point where I see a beloved celebrity’s name trending on Twitter, and I’m like, ‘Please tell me they’re dead! Please tell me they’re dead! Ah, dammit.’ It’s every day!”