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Mike Schur apologises for casting C K on Parks and Recreation

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"Parks and Recreation" creator Mike Schur has apologised for casting Louis C K in the show. Following accusations of sexual misconduct levied against the comic, Schur took to Twitter to express his anguish. "I don't remember when I heard the rumours about him. But I'm sure it was before the last time he was on 'Parks and Recreations' and that sucks.

And I'm sorry," Schur tweeted. C K appeared in six episodes of the show as Dave Sanderson, a Pawnee police officer and a love interest of Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope. In a New York Times expose, three women accused C K of self pleasuring in front of them without their consent, one alleged that he asked to do the same in front of her, and one said he did it during a phone call. "Misogyny is a Harassment and abuse are that metastasising and going untreated. Stories like this being reported and printed are the first steps toward a cure," Schur tweeted along with the link of the Times story. The comedian is yet to respond to the allegations. The premiere of his new film "I Love You, Daddy," about a TV writer-producer whose daughter falls for a much older man, was cancelled and the film's distributor is reevaluating the comedy's release.

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 10:48 IST
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