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Louis C.K.'s 'I Love You, Daddy' premiere canceled amid N.Y. Times report of sexual misconduct

Louis C.K. in his film "I Love You, Daddy." (Toronto International Film Festival)
Louis C.K. in his film "I Love You, Daddy." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Thursday's New York premiere of comedian Louis C.K.'s intergenerational romance "I Love You, Daddy" has been scrapped.

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

The event was pulled "due to unexpected circumstances," the film's distribution company, the Orchard, said in an email.

The comic also was slated to appear on CBS' "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Thursday, but that appearance was shelved too, CBS said. "Shameless" star William H. Macy will be the lead guest star on the episode instead.

The cancellations were announced shortly before the New York Times published an exposé of the Emmy-winning comedian regarding allegations of sexual misconduct. C.K. has repeatedly dismissed such accusations or declined to discuss them altogether in recent years.

The "Louie" star's black-and-white film, which he also wrote, directed and shot in secret in June, already has generated some controversy given its taboo subject matter. The film was acquired by the Orchard following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

In addition to C.K, the film also stars John Malkovich, Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Edie Falco, Charlie Day, Pamela Adlon, Helen Hunt and Ebonee Noel.

"I Love You, Daddy" is scheduled to open in limited release on Nov. 17.


11:50 a.m.: This article was updated with a link to the New York Times' report on Louis C.K.'s alleged sexual misconduct. 

This post was originally published at 11:16 a.m. 

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