The response to the New York Times report about Louis C.K. has been swift and devastating. 5 women accused the comedian of sexual misconduct and its release has created a glut of questions about his career, his past work, and where it all fits in the allegations made by the women.
One of the earliest casualties was the premiere of Louis C.K.’s film I Love You, Daddy. It had already attracted controversy for its plot featuring a teenage girl in a relationship with a 68-year-old filmmaker and its parallels to allegations against Woody Allen, but the impending report forced the cancellation of the film’s premiere on Thursday. It has also led to the distributor behind the film and many of its stars to start distancing themselves from it.
The Orchard released a statement noting they are “giving careful consideration to the timing and release of the film” ahead of its planned release on November 17th. If it does see release, it won’t have Charlie Day or Chloe Grace Moretz promoting it. While the LA Times noted that some of the stars were unavailable for comment, Day provided a statement backing out of promotion for the film:
“I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in the New York Times,” actor Charlie Day said in a statement to the L.A. Times. “I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.”
According to the Times, Day’s character in the films “mimes masturbation” while C.K.’s character talks about another female character. As for Moretz, her refusal to promote the film came far earlier:
Moretz pulled out of all film promotion two weeks ago “when she was made aware of numerous possible accusations,” her publicist told The Times.
The film also features Rose Byrne, Helen Hunt, Edie Falco, John Malkovich, and longtime co-star/ writing partner Pamela Adlon. While they weren’t available for comment in the immediate wake of the New York Times report, it is sure that they will provide some comment on the allegations along with the entities that would promote the film. With HBO already removing C.K. and FX investigating the allegations, it seems that media entities will make their decision on the comedian quickly.