- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 9, 2017

The premiere of Louis C.K.’s controversial new film “I Love You, Daddy,” as well as his scheduled appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” have been abruptly canceled ahead of a story The New York Times is expected to break about the comedian.

“Due to unexpected circumstances, tonight’s event for ‘I Love You, Daddy’ has been cancelled,” distribution company The Orchard told Variety on Thursday. “On behalf of The Orchard, please accept our apologies. We’re incredibly sorry for any inconvenience.​​​​”

The event was to be held at The Paris Theater in Manhattan.

Mr. C.K. (real name Louis Székely) also canceled his interview Thursday night with Mr. Colbert, and William H. Macy is expected to take his place, Variety said.

Multiple reports said Thursday that The New York Times is expected to publish a story about the comedian and allegations of sexual harassment.

In “I Love You, Daddy,” written and directed by Mr. C.K., the comedian plays a writer-producer who tries to stop his 17-year-old daughter from having a relationship with a 68-year-old director.

The black-and-white film pays homage to Woody Allen’s 1979 film “Manhattan” of a similar premise, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I Love You, Daddy” first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and garnered criticism for its allusions to Mr. Allen, who has faced sexual abuse allegations from his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, and criticism for marrying ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.

In June of last year, comedian Roseanne Barr told The Daily Beast that she’s heard stories about C.K. allegedly sexually harassing women.

“It’s Louis C.K., locking the door and masturbating in front of women comics and writers. I can’t tell you — I’ve heard so many stories. Not just him, but a lot of them. And it’s just par for the course,” she said of the comedy business. “It’s just s—- women have to put up with.”

“I do not have firsthand knowledge, though have heard women make these allegations,” she later added.

Roseanne has also tweeted about the allegations against Mr. C.K.

Mr. C.K. has denied the allegations in the past but has remained relatively quiet on the issue, The Daily Beast noted.

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