Jon Stewart On Louis CK: 'Could I Have Done More?'


In C.K.'s statement following the Times piece's publication, the I Love You, Daddy writer/director said "these stories are true". "So you feel anger at what you did to people", said Stewart, adding that comedy is not a great environment for women. "I've had friends who have had compulsions - gambling, drinking or drugs - and we've lost some of them; some of them have died". I think it's gotten better over the years, but certainly when we started 30 years ago, it was really hard.

Louis C.K. released a statement on November 10 that vindicated five women who spoke to The Times about abuse dating back to the late 90s. And so to do it was an act of bravery in itself. The idea there was this added layer of pressure and manipulation and fear and humiliation...

Ackerman, who graduated in summer 2016 and works as a test prep tutor and a budding playwright, praised Axelrod for giving students access to powerful celebrities and told Chicago Inc., "I would hope that in the future. he is more welcoming of "non sequiturs" and that kind of question, even if it is not something he wants to talk about, because nobody else was asking". "And I think if you talk to women, they're in a very hard position".

On Thursday, five women came forward to The New York Times about past experiences with C.K., 50, in which he allegedly masturbated in front of them, asked if he could masturbate in front of them or was heard masturbating while speaking on the phone.

Stewart went on to discuss power dynamics in comedy. He laughed off the question and answered, "So the Internet said Louis harassed women? What are you talking about?'"

Mr. Stewart said he was "stunned" and "angry" to learn that his friend engaged in sexual misconduct involving masturbation. And then joke, joke. "I don't know what you're talking about, I don't know what to say".

"We're used to being in charge". "And maybe that's an error on our part". Stewart said he hadn't talked to CK since The New York Times article about the allegations was published, Fox reported.

In the report, multiple women alleged sexual misconduct against the comedian, allegations that Louis C.K. later confirmed were true. Following the Times report, HBO announced that C.K. would no "no longer be participating" in the benefit. Therefore, we, at Front Row, have decided not to release the film. His publicist parted ways with Louis C.K last Friday.