The head of FX said he had “no awareness” of the sexual misconduct committed by Louis C.K. until his behavior was made public by the New York Times.
The comedian was fired from the cable network in November after he admitted that he masturbated in front of multiple women.
“We did not find any instances or issues of misconduct at any time during the eight years we worked together,” FX Networks boss John Landgraf said at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in California on Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Landgraf said officials at FX did not know about the allegations before the Times story was published, “and the only thing I’m aware of was a blind item in Gawker and to me that’s not a verified news source.” He said the Gawker item did not mention the comedian’s name.
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The FX head revealed that Louis C.K. told him that he would publicly admit the Times allegations were true. “Knowing that we made a decision we were going to cut ties,” he said Friday, according to Variety.
Landgraf said that FX is a “non-tolerance workplace” regarding its sexual harassment policies.
“It’s our responsibility to provide a safe working environment … we’re trying to get better and better,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
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