Chloe Moretz has waded into the controversy surrounding her former co-star Louis C.K.
The pair worked alongside one another on I Love You, Daddy, directed and starring C.K. However, just hours before the film was due to premiere in New York, the screening was promptly cancelled prior to the tip-off of an incoming scandal set to be published by the New York Times.
That scandal would see C.K. embroiled within the #MeToo campaign as five women came forward to accuse the comedian, actor and director of sexual misconduct. The claims suggested that he had abused his power and put them in uncomfortable sexual situations.
Now, distributors ‘The Orchard’ have announced that they would not continue with the release of I Love You, Daddy – a film exploring the relationship between a 17-year-old girl and a 68-year-old filmmaker. Reacting to the news, Moretz said: “I think it should just kind of go away, honestly,” she told The New York Times.
“I don’t think it’s time for them to have a voice right now,” she continued in reference to men embroiled in the #MeToo allegations.
“Of course, it’s devastating to put time into a project and have it disappear. But at the same time, this movement is so powerful and so progressive that I’m just happy to be in communication with everyone and to see the big change in the face of the industry, which I think is very, very real.”