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Louis C.K., Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Says: ‘These Stories Are True’

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Louis C.K. broke his silence Friday after five women came forward to accuse the comedian of sexual misconduct, admitting in a lengthy statement: “These stories are true.”

“I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them,” he said. “Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions.”

He added that “the hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them.”

He concluded that he will “now step back and take a long time to listen.”

His comments came hours after movie distributor The Orchard announced it would not release his latest movie, “I Love You, Daddy,” which Louis C.K. directed, wrote and stars in. On Thursday, the company canceled the film’s New York premiere ahead of a New York Times report detailing the women’s accusations.

Louis C.K. had also signed a deal with Netflix in February for two comedy specials. The first one, “2017,” premiered in April. The second one is now scrapped.

“The allegations made by several women in The New York Times about Louis C.K.s behavior are disturbing,” a Netflix spokesperson said Friday. “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.”

FX, the cable network that airs his sitcom “Louie,” said it was ending its “association” with him and canceling its deal with his production company. “He will no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation on any of the four shows we were producing with him,” the network said in a statement.

The 50-year-old is one of the world’s highest-paid comedians, earning about $52 million over the last year, according to Forbes. More than half of that comes from a deal he inked with Netflix for two specials, including for the canceled one.

HBO also announced Thursday that Louis C.K. would not appear in the upcoming “Night of Too Many Stars” event and that his earlier work will be taken off its on demand platforms.

Related: Report Says Louis C.K. Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Five Women

In The Times exposé, two comedians, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, said that Louis C.K. masturbated in front of them in 2002 while they were in his Colorado hotel room, The Times reported.

The women said they decided not to go to police because they were unsure what they say he did was a crime.

Louis C.K. in the trailer for “I Love You, Daddy”