Chloe Moretz Movie Canceled Following Co-Star’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations
It’s been just over a month since the first of the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations made headlines. Since then, there have been no signs of slowing down with the finger-pointing in Hollywood. Big names, such as Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick & Jeffrey Tambor, have been accused of similar crimes… but they’ve all denied any wrongdoing.
In more recent days, comedian Louis C.K. has also been accused of sexual misconduct. Except, in his case, he admits to his infractions:
“I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement regarding the New York Times exposé in which five women spoke out against him. “I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.”
“There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for,” the 50-year-old added. “And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.”
“I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother,” he concluded. “I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”
Regardless of the comedian owning up to his disgusting behavior, he’s getting no reprieve. His I Love You, Daddy co-star, Chloe Grace Moretz, was horrified by his behavior; so much so, that the 20-year-old actress pulled out of all I Love You, Daddy promotion two weeks ago “when she was made aware of numerous possible accusations,” her publicist told The Los Angeles Times.
Fellow ILYD star Charlie Day seemingly echoed CGM’s sentiments, saying, “I was as appalled as everyone to read the allegations made in the New York Times. I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.”
Due to the recent developments, the studio that backed the project has canceled its release:
Louis CK's film distributor for "I Love You Daddy" won't be releasing film. Was due out Nov 17 pic.twitter.com/rGvSuLotf0
— Cara Buckley (@caraNYT) November 10, 2017