Transgender actress Jen Richards is upset with the fallout of Louis C.K.’s actions after they caused her to lose a groundbreaking role on one of his planned TV shows.
Richards, who was set to voice a transgender character on the TBS series “The Cops,” said “the consequences of these actions go far” after C.K. admitted to masturbating in front of women or over the phone.
“I guess I can say this now: I was one of the stars of ‘The Cops’. There was going to be an animated trans character, voiced by a trans actress, on network television. The consequences of these actions go far,” she wrote.
“That announcement kinda took the ‘look at all these amazing women’ wind out of my sails. I know this isn’t about me, but I was really excited to voice a cartoon character. To have a bada–, openly trans character on network t.v. would have been awesome. Oh well.”
Louis C.K.’s countless projects have been scrapped after he admitted to masturbating in front of women.
Richards, creator of the media series Her Story, did not discount the stories of the women who came forward in her discouraged commentary.
“I will mourn my own lost opportunity for a moment, but I’ll continue to loudly celebrate a complete sea change in the gendered power dynamics of every corner of society,” she continued. “This is so much bigger than any one of us, and in the end will benefit everyone. I know that.”
The TBS animated series “The Cops” was already in the works before the New York Times published a bombshell piece featuring five women accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct.
On Friday, the network released a statement that production would be suspended “until further review,” so it is unclear if it’s done for good. However, C.K. starred in and co-produced the series.
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TBS is not the only company to sever ties with the comedian.
HBO has pulled all of his specials from its streaming service and cancelled an upcoming charity event with C.K. Netflix also announced they would no longer be producing a stand-up special that was planned.
His upcoming film “I Love You, Daddy,” which was set to hit theaters on Nov. 17, is no longer being released by the distribution company.
On Friday, FX fired C.K. from the four shows he was working on for the network.