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Louis CK's 'I Love You, Daddy' premiere nixed ahead of NYT 'expose'

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Stacy Diaz | 09 November, 2017, 22:24

The US premiere of I Love You Daddy, the new movie from comedian Louis CK, has been abruptly cancelled amid suggestions a New York Times story on him is about to emerge.

"The premiere is cancelled for this evening", a rep for the film confirmed to The Times on Thursday, declining to share any additional information.

In June of past year, comedian Roseanne Barr told The Daily Beast that she's heard stories about C.K. allegedly sexually harassing women. He was scheduled to be on the show on Thursday, but has been replaced by William H. Macy.

Gawker published an article two years ago detailing allegations against C.K. while writer and comedian Tig Notaro told the Daily Beast in August that the comedian needed to "handle the allegations". The film depicts a relationship between a 17-year-old (Chloe Grace Moretz, who plays C.K.'s daughter) and an older filmmaker (John Malkovich), which of course brought out the Woody Allen parallels. It also stars Helen Hunt, Charlie Day and C.K. himself. His representatives never commented on those stories. It has already generated controversy after it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. This includes C.K.'s character using the N-word and several jokes about child rape. "Folks say shit to each other".

He added: "We're at the bleeding edge of 'That's not OK to do now, ' but those people are still around". "That's a very interesting line to be on". If you do, you're not giving them something that came out of your gut.