Netflix To Shut Down Planned Louis C.K. Comedy Special

Sebastian Murdock
A second stand-up special featuring comedian Louis C.K. that Netflix planned to produce has been scrapped, the entertainment network said Friday.

A second stand-up special featuring comedian Louis C.K. that Netflix planned to produce has been scrapped, the entertainment network said Friday.

The cancellation comes after allegations that Louis C.K. sexually harassed multiple women, including by masturbating in front of them. The New York Times spoke to five women who described their experiences with the comedian.

“He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” comedian Dana Min Goodman told the publication, adding that she and another female comedian present were “paralyzed” by the encounter. 

In a statement to the New York Times, Netflix called the allegations against Louis C.K. “disturbing” and said they would not pursue a planned second stand-up special.

“Louis’s unprofessional and inappropriate behavior with female colleagues has led us to decide not to produce a second stand up special, as had been planned,” the company announced.

Louis C.K. had a planned appearance on Thursday’s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” that was canceled following the allegations. The New York premier of his new movie, “I Love You Daddy,” was also canceled. 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.