The release of Louis C.K.‘s film “I Love You Daddy” was scrapped on Friday following allegations of sexual misconduct against the US comedian,.
Its distributor, The Orchard, bought the film for $5 million two months ago. Now it’s scrapped its release, originally scheduled for Nov. 17.
Netflix also canceled a planned stand-up special with the comedian.
The announcement came a day after The New York Times published the accounts of five women accusing C.K. of sexual misconduct – including three who said he’d masturbated in front of them.
In a written statement on Friday, the comedian admitted the claims were true and expressed remorse for his actions.
“These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my (penis) without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your (penis) isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly,” the statement read.
“I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”