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Jon Stewart says he's 'stunned' by the allegations against Louis CK

Jon Stewart says he's 'stunned' by the allegations against Louis CK

But, he added, "You always find yourself back to a moment of 'Did I miss something". I've had friends who've had compulsions and who have done things - gambling or drinking or drugs - and we've lost some of them.

Speaking on NBC's Today show, where he was promoting his upcoming Night of Too Many Stars HBO special, Stewart said he was "stunned" at the news and wondered what he could've done to stop his friend's alleged inappropriate behavior.

"I think it's a question of we're used to being in charge and I think if you talk to women, they're in a very hard position and you get mad at yourself too for laughing it off and thinking it didn't happen", he said.

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

Stewart praised the women who came forward - four comedians who came out publicly and one comedy-industry worker who did not identify herself - for their bravery.

Stewart went on to say that "comedy on its best day is not a great environment for women" and even though it's gotten better in recent years, it is still a tough field for women.

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"So the internet said Louis harassed women?" Stewart, a friend and colleague of C.K.'s, who actually had him on as his last guest on The Daily Show, responded that he was "stunned" by the news.

The global distributors are following the lead of The Orchard, which announced it was canceling the film's US release on Friday, one day after C.K. admitted his accusers were telling the truth. "What are you talking about?'" "I didn't see the tweets".

Stewart, 54, also said he was angry with himself for brushing off and defending rumours about C.K.'s bad behaviour when they were brought to his attention directly. Honestly, I'm not that connected to that world.

Stewart: No. I heard that a year ago. As he kept going, I said, 'I know this is very serious, but I know Louis.

Though it's a little unclear, Stewart then suggests that he and his team looked into the allegations at that point but that "we were all assured, no, and we took somebody's word for it, and maybe that's an error on our part". "[An audience member] said, "what do you think about the allegations against Louis C.K.?' My first response, was, 'what?' And then, joke, joke".


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