November 14, 2017 at 9:58 am EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Trans actress Jen Richards reveals she lost role due to Louis C.K. scandal

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TV is losing a transgender character in the fallout of Louis C.K.’s sexual harassment scandal.

Transgender actress Jen Richards revealed she was meant to voice a transgender character on C.K.’s animated TBS series “The Cops.”

TBS suspended production on the series after C.K. admitted to masturbating in front of numerous women.

“Welp. I guess I can say this now: I was one of the stars of ‘The Cops’. There was going to be an animated trans character, voiced by a trans actress, on network television. The consequences of these actions go far,” Richards tweets.

Richards continued on that she is disappointed that transgender representation on network TV has to suffer in the wake of C.K.’s actions.

“I know this isn’t about me, but I was really excited to voice a cartoon character. To have a badass, openly trans character on network t.v. would have been awesome,” Richards tweets.

However, Richards notes she’s grateful women are speaking out about sexual misconduct.

“For the record, I will mourn my own lost opportunity for a moment, but I’ll continue to loudly celebrate a complete sea change in the gendered power dynamics of every corner of society. This is so much bigger than any one of us, and in the end will benefit everyone. I know that,” Richards tweets.

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