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Its not time for them to have a voice: Chloe Moretz thinks Louis CK movie should never be released

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I Love You Daddy was pulled from release after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against Louis (Picture: YouTube)

Louis CKs film I Love You Daddy was pulled from release after sexual misconduct allegations were made against the comedian.

And nine months on from the scandal, the movies star Chloe Moretz doesnt think it should ever see light of day.

I Love You Daddy stars Chloe as Louis CKs teenage daughter, who falls for a 68-year-old director, played by John Malkovich. The film features CKs character using the N-word, and shows a character feigning masturbation while an actress is on speakerphone – and doesnt stop the lewd act when a woman enters the office.

Ahead of the films planned release, CK was accused of masturbating in front of a number of women, allegations he admitted were true.

When asked whether she believes the film should be released eventually, Chloe, 21, told the New York Times: No, I dont think it should be. I think it should just kind of go away, honestly. I dont think its time for them to have a voice right now.

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Of course, its 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 Im 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.

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Chloe has been open with her support for the Times Up and #MeToo campaigns, and distanced herself from I Love You Daddy after the allegations against CK went public.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post actress said at the time: I do not condone sexual misconduct and, in light of the allegations, will not be promoting the movie further.

Louis CK was in the process of buying I Love You Daddy back from distributors The Orchard, sparking speculation he planned on releasing it on his website, when it leaked online back in December.

The 50-year-old comedian admitted, following a New York Times investigation that published the allegations, that accusations he masturbated either in front of or while on the phone to five women were true.

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He said: These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was OK because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isnt a question. Its a predicament for them.

The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.

I have been remorseful of my actions. And Ive tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now Im aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. 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.

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