FX says it didn’t know about Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct

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The head of FX said the network wasn’t aware of Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct while the comedian worked there, and also claimed an internal investigation didn’t turn up any additional incidents of misconduct.

FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters Friday that FX had “no awareness” of C.K.’s sexual misconduct before the initial accusations against him went public in November. C.K., who owned up to the accusations, was producing four different shows on FX before the network cut ties with him.

FX launched its own investigation in November to see if C.K.’s misconduct bled into his time with the network and came up empty-handed. Read more…

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