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Louis C.K. removed from HBO benefit, stand up specials pulled

The same day that five women accused Louis C.K. of masturbating in front of them, HBO has severed ties with the comedian.

C.K. will no longer participate in the Nov. 18 “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” benefit show, the network announced Thursday.

His stand-up specials and comedy series “Lucky Louie” will also be removed from its streaming service.

FX also said in a statement that they are “very troubled by the allegations.”

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HBO is distancing itself from Louis C.K. after multiple women accused him of masturbating in front of them.

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“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,” the statement read.

“FX Networks and FXP 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.”

C.K.’s own sitcom, “Louie,” is on hiatus. His company, Pig Newton, is executive producing Zach Galifianakis’ “Baskets,” Pamela Adlon’s “Better Things,” Tig Notaro’s “One Mississippi” and the upcoming TBS animated comedy “The Cops.”

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