On Thursday, the New York Times broke a story where five women alleged Louis C.K. had, in some way or another, forcibly masturbated in front of them without their consent. And the 50-year-old comedian’s fall from grace has been swift.
HBO has cut all ties from the comedian; FX — which has aired his hit show, “Louie,” is currently “reviewing the matter;” and the Orchard, responsible for distributing C.K.’s controversial upcoming film “I Love You, Daddy,” has shelved the movie. C.K.’s co-stars are distancing themselves, too.
Charlie Day, perhaps known best for his work on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and the “Horrible Bosses” movies, provided a statement to the Los Angeles Times, saying he was shocked to hear the accusations. “I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in the New York Times,” he said. “I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.”
Chloe Grace Moretz, who also stars in the film, pulled out of promotion two weeks ago — because, as her publicist tells The Times, “she was made aware of numerous possible accusations.”
They aren’t the only celebrities reacting to C.K.’s alleged behavior. Here are some of the celebrities and comedians — who have worked or otherwise interacted with C.K. — who have taken to Twitter to comment on the New York Times exposé.
Mike Schur, creator of "Parks & Recreation" and "The Good Place."
Misogyny is a cancer. Harassment and abuse are that cancer metastasizing and going untreated. Stories like this being reported and printed are the first steps toward a cure. https://t.co/KgZXuzTNmB— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 9, 2017
I don't remember when I heard the rumors about him. But I'm sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec. And that sucks. And I'm sorry.— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) November 9, 2017
Rhea Butcher, comedian
Louie is the show— Rhea “get rid of Nazis on here” Butcher 🇵🇷 (@RheaButcher) November 9, 2017
Louis CK is the monster
Zoe Kazan, actress
condolences, straight white dudes.— zoe kazan (@zoeinthecities) November 9, 2017
Emily Heller, comedian
Speaking only for myself here, but I'm troubled by people using the words PERV and PREDATOR interchangeably. Predators are the problem. Correct me if I'm wrong, but pervs are just people who know themselves well enough to have cool sex ✌️😎— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) November 9, 2017
In case you were wondering why I find this conflation dangerous, maybe Louis can clarify it for you. pic.twitter.com/c5nDGAZj8W— Emily Heller (@MrEmilyHeller) November 9, 2017
Amber Tamblyn, actress and writer
There is a storm brewing. Brace yourselves. #DrainTheWeinsteins— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) November 9, 2017
Aparna Nancherla, actress and comedian
THE EMPEROR WASN'T WEARING ANY CLOTHES & HE WAS JERKING OFF THE WHOLE TIME BELIEVE WOMEN— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 9, 2017
Marc Maron, actor and comedian
I've been friends with Louis CK for a long time. I read the article and none of it is good. I'll have more to say about it on my own show and not a shitty platform like Twitter.— marc maron (@marcmaron) November 10, 2017
Rachel Bloom, actress and writer, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
Fuck yes they're brave. NO MORE SILENCING. https://t.co/8WnMUR6lZf— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) November 9, 2017
Michael Ian Black, actor and comedian
For everybody asking, I know and like Louis C.K. I won't defend him. This is inexcusable and he needs to address it. https://t.co/wyA5ImeDO7— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) November 9, 2017
Jen Kirkman, comedian
Though he apologized for his one time comment to me, I will no longer casually call Louie a friend. I can't support what I now KNOW are his contributions to the power dynamic in this business.— JEN KIRKMAN (@JenKirkman) November 9, 2017
Paul F. Tompkins, actor and comedian
“I finally see how deeply my actions have affected other people emotionally since they are now affecting me financially.”— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) November 10, 2017