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Mike Schur Apologizes for Casting Louis C.K. on 'Parks and Recreation'

The rumors about Louis C.K. have been around for a long time.

Mike Schur Apologizes for Casting Louis C.K. on 'Parks and Recreation'
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Earlier today, The New York Times released a bombshell report detailing several sexual misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. In encounters that date back to the late ‘90s, five women have come forward to tell their stories about how C.K. abused his power behind the scenes. In fact, the famed comedian has refused to publicly comment about these accusations.

In light of this new information, Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur took to social media to apologize for including C.K. in episodes of his beloved NBC sitcom.

“Misogyny is a cancer. Harassment and abuse are that cancer metastasizing and going untreated. Stories like this being reported and printed are the first steps toward a cure,” Schur tweeted, along with a link to NYT exposé.

Mike Schur Apologizes for Casting Louis C.K. on 'Parks and Recreation'
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The explosive NYT report provides shocking details about C.K. masturbating in front of at least three women without their consent. Another woman alleges that C.K. asked to masturbate in front of her while she was working, and a fifth accuser claims that C.K. masturbated during a professional phone call.

“I don’t remember when I heard the rumors about him. But I’m sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec. And that sucks. And I’m sorry,” Schur also tweeted earlier today.

C.K. appeared in six episodes of Parks and Recreations as Leslie Knope’s boyfriend and Pawnee police officer, Dave Sanderson.

You can read Schur’s tweets below.

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