Louis CK's 'I Love You Daddy' Premiere Canceled

Carla Harmon
November 9, 2017

Five women have come forward to describe uncomfortable sexual experiences with comic Louis C.K., as first reported in the New York Times.

In June of past year, comedian Roseanne Barr told The Daily Beast that she's heard stories about C.K. allegedly sexually harassing women. "Even amid the current burst of sexual misconduct accusations against powerful men, the stories about Louis C.K. stand out because he has so few equals in comedy".

Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov told the paper that C.K. asked to take his penis out while they were all hanging out in a hotel room in 2002. The film is scheduled to hit theaters in NY and Los Angeles on November 17, before expanding nationwide December 1.

The premier of Louis C.K.'s new movie "I Love You, Daddy" was abruptly cancelled Thursday with the New York Times article looming.

The cancellations come on the heels of reports that the New York Times is planning a Harvey Weinstein-style exposé of the Emmy-winning comedian regarding allegations of sexual misconduct that have dogged him for years.

"Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight's event for "I Love You, Daddy" has been cancelled", distribution company The Orchard said in a statement Thursday.

The film is said to tell the story of a successful TV writer/producer trying to stop his teenage daughter developing a relationship with a sixtysomething filmmaker.

Mashable screened I Love You, Daddy at September's Toronto International Film Festival, and we noted that the film - a multi-level allusion to Woody Allen - all but invites investigation and criticism.

In an email to the Times, C.K.'s representative wrote, "Louis is not going to answer any questions".

I Love You, Daddy is set to arrive in theaters on November 17. "And it's just par for the course", she said of the comedy business.

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