Culture

Jon Stewart Says He's "Stunned" By the Louis CK Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Jon Stewart Says He's

The comedian said he was doing a podcast with David Axelrod a year ago when someone in the audience asked him what he thought about swirling allegations against C.K. - and he quickly deflected.

He also revealed he hasn't spoken to the disgraced funnyman about it.

Five women came forward Thursday to accuse C.K. of masturbating in front of them.

The topic of conversation quickly turned to the sexual misconduct allegations about Stewart's friend Louis C.K., which the comedian admitted to after a bombshell New York Times report confirmed several years of rumors.

Stewart described his initial reaction as "stunned", explaining that he tends to give his friends the benefit of the doubt.

"Stunned", said Stewart after a moment's hesitation, before comparing C.K.'s behavior to that of a gambler or alcoholic.

Speaking about C.K., Stewart told Today, "You feel anger at what he did to people", adding, "Look, comedy on its best day is not a great environment for women". So to do it was an act of bravery in and of itself.

"So the internet said Louis harassed women?"

On the subject of laughing it off, the Chicago Tribune yesterday published a video clip of Stewart being asked about the stories surrounding C.K. and sexual misconduct that had been swirling around for years.

Distributors in Scandinavia (Sweden's Nonstop Entertainment), France (ARP Selection) Israel (Shoval Film) and the Middle East (the Dubai-based Front Row Filmed Entertainment) have canceled plans to release Louis C.K.'s I Love You, Daddy in their territories, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety and ScreenDaily report. "I tried to think of it in terms of, I've had friends who have compulsions and who have done things - gambling, or drinking, or drugs - and we've lost some of them".

Stewart said that following the podcast taping, he "dug around" to determine if there was any truth behind the audience member's question. Honestly, I'm not that connected to that world. And as he kept going, I was, 'Look, I know this is very serious. Stewart, who was joined by the benefit's creator Michelle Smigel, had been quiet about the Louis scandal, but many were waiting to a response from him. "Digging around in it and finding that some people had done, it was hard, but we were all assured like, no, but we took somebody's word for it, and maybe that's an error on our part".

She continued, "Louis C.K.'s life is so much a part of his movies and it's very personal, so you can not separate the work from the artist".



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 November 2017
Hot Stock to Watch: MannKind Corp. (MNKD)
The company has experienced volume of 884,330 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 1.32M share. The MannKind Corporation has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 45.42 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.56.

14 November 2017
Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd Acquires 37542 Shares of Banco Santander, SA
The institutional investor owned 11,831 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,450 shares during the period. The Bank's segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other).

14 November 2017
First Trust Advisors LP Raises Holdings in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
The Davenport & Company Llc holds 1.49 million shares with $45.54B value, up from 1.41 million last quarter. Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO ) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 16th. (NASDAQ: CSCO ).

14 November 2017
Watch as Miami, Notre Dame fans brawl in stadium concourse
The scuffle comes one week after a fan slapped a police officer as she was being removed from the stadium for disorderly conduct. At the time of the fight, the game was already out of hand for the visiting Fighting Irish, who were down 27-0 at halftime.

14 November 2017
Bobby Doerr, Red Sox Hall of Fame second baseman, dead at 99
Doerr was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986 before the Red Sox retired his No. 1 jersey two years later. Born in Los Angeles on April 7, 1918, Doerr was the oldest living Major League Baseball League player prior to his death.

14 November 2017
Capital Growth Management Lp Marginally Raises Its Ownership in Morgan Stanley (MS)
The firm has a market cap of $88,153.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.51, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.66. Among 7 analysts covering Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ( NYSE:TSM ), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold.

14 November 2017
Paisley's Weekend Warrior tour coming to QC
Country music star Brad Paisley has added a stop in Knoxville to his Weekend Warrior World Tour . The Weekend Warrior Tour will come to the Sprint Center on February 16, a Friday.

14 November 2017
Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Director Sells $138166.00 in Stock
Netflix, Inc . (NASDAQ:NFLX) touched its 1-Year High price of $204.38 on 10/17/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $110.68 on 11/14/16. TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first published by Dispatch Tribunal and is the property of of Dispatch Tribunal.

14 November 2017
Most Active Volume Stock: Cott Corporation (COT)
To measure price-variation, we found COT's volatility during a week at 3.99% and during a month it has been found around 2.53%. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

14 November 2017
Buy or Sell? What Analysts Recommends: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), Medtronic plc (MDT)
After $1.41 actual earnings per share reported by AbbVie Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.42% EPS growth. Foresite Ii Ltd Liability Co invested 1.81% of its portfolio in Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM). 156,838 were accumulated by Kcm Ltd.