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

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In fact, he says he's "stunned". He cops to the mistake of turning a blind eye to the rumors. And you always find yourself back to a moment of 'did I miss something? Stewart says that he was "stunned" by the revelations.

The Daily Show alum opened up about C.K.'s fall from grace on the Today show Monday, and said that for years, he'd given his friend the benefit of the doubt despite having heard rumours about his habit of masturbating in front of female colleagues. "In this situation, I think we all could've". And so to do it was an act of bravery in itself.

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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.

"So the internet said Louis harassed women?" "What are you talking about?'"

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Later, the Daily Show host remembered the first time he had heard about the sexual misconduct accusations about Louis C.K., which he had been caught off guard with by an audience member while recording a podcast. Honestly, I'm not that connected to that world. As he kept going, I said, 'I know this is very serious, but I know Louis.

Stewart's response to Louis CK's alleged behavior generated criticism after video resurfaced of Stewart laughing off a question regarding Louis CK's inappropriate behavior during a May 2016 taping of David Axelrod's podcast "The Axe Files" at the University of Chicago. "I have friends that have compulsions and have done things like gambling, drinking, or drugs, and we've lost some of the them". "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". After initially declining to comment, CK eventually issued a public statement the following day (November 10), saying that the "stories are true" and that he has "been remorseful of my actions".

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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. His publicist parted ways with Louis C.K last Friday.

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