FLASHBACK: Jon Stewart Found The Louis CK Rumors Hilarious Just A Year Ago

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Comedian Jon Stewart dismissed the rumors of Louis CK sexually harassing women hilarious just a year ago during a talk at the University of Chicago.

During a live taping of “The Axe Files” podcast hosted by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod on May 9, Stewart seemed to find it hilarious when responding to a student’s question about circulating rumors of sexual harassment made by Louis CK, reported the Daily Beast.

Louis CK admitted Friday to masturbating in front of at least five women according to a New York Times report Thursday.

According to the podcast published on YouTube the former host of The Daily Show from 1999 to 2015 quickly dismissed the sexual harassment rumors of Louis CK when questioned by a student.

The student asked Stewart about rumors circulating that a former guest on his show, comedian Louis CK, sexually harassed female comedian Jen Kirkman.

“That’s pretty authoritative,” laughed Stewart, claiming the student was asking questions based on what he read on news sites such as the Gawker.

“You know who you’re talking to, right?” as gestured Stewart to himself.

After the student asked about Stewart’s relationship with Louis CK and if they discussed his alleged misconduct on the show, Stewart responded, “I’m honestly not that connected to that world.”

“All I can tell you is that I’ve worked with Louis for 30 years and he’s a wonderful man and person.”


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