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HBO Cuts Ties With Louis C.K.

Comedian Louis C.K., who has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women in a story published yesterday by The New York Times, has been dropped from HBO’s upcoming “Night of Too Many Stars” comedy benefit special. “Night of Too Many Stars,” an event featuring stand-up performances and sketches, is set to air as scheduled on November 18 and will be hosted by Jon Stewart.

In addition, , C.K.’s stand-up comedy specials and his 2006 sitcom “Lucky Louie” will no longer be available on HBO’s on-demand services.

FX, meanwhile, said it was “very troubled” by the allegations against Louis C.K. and said it is conducting an unspecified review in light of the accusations.

“The network has received no allegations of misconduct by Louis C.K. related to any of our 5 shows produced together over the past 8 years,” FX said in a statement. “FX Networks and [FX Productions] take all necessary actions to protect our employees and thoroughly investigate any allegations of misconduct within our workplace. That said, the matter is currently under review.”

A representative for Louis C.K. said he. would be issuing a written statement “in the coming days.”

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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