Jon Stewart admitted that he could have done more in regards to multiple women alleging comedian Louis CK being accused of sexual harassed them during an interview on the “Today” show Tuesday.
“You always find yourself back to a moment of, ‘Did I miss something? Could I have done more?’ And in this situation, I think we all could have. So you feel anger at what you did to people,” said Stewart, adding that comedy is not a great environment for women.
Stewart, 54, former host of “The Daily Show,” sat down with Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer on “Today” to discuss the five women who accused his friend comedian Louis CK of sexual harassment, reported People magazine. Louis CK admitted that the sexual harassment allegations were true in a statement Friday.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 14, 2017
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. During the question and answer period, a college student asked why Stewart did not address the circulating rumors of Louis CK’s alleged sexual harassment of women.
“So the internet said Louis harassed women? You know who you’re talking to, right?” laughed Stewart.
“All I can tell you is I’ve worked with Louis for 30 years, he’s a wonderful person, and I’ve never heard anything about this,” he added.
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