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

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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.

"Stunned", said Stewart after a moment's hesitation, before comparing C.K.'s behavior to that of a gambler or alcoholic. "I tried to think about it in terms of, I've had friends who have had compulsions and have done things: gambling or drinking or drugs".

The usually quippy 54-year-old was completely somber while speaking on how C.K.'s actions are just one example of how the world of comedy has never been a great environment for women. "So you feel anger at what he's done to people". The former host of The Daily Show said that back when comedians like himself, as well as C.K. and Maron, started out thirty years ago, a woman trying to make it in comedy was itself "an act of bravery". It's gotten better over the years, but certainly when we started 30 years ago, it was really hard. "I don't know what you're talking about, I don't know what to say".

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. "[An audience member] said, "what do you think about the allegations against Louis C.K.?' My first response, was, 'what?' And then, joke, joke. And then joke joke, and as he kept going I was like, 'Look, I know this is very serious, but I was like, 'I know Louis, he's always been a gentleman to me, ' which, again, speaks to the blindness that a man has, which is like, 'Hey, he's a good guy, what are you talking about?'" Stewart said".

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"We're used to being in charge", he said. "And maybe that's an error on our part".

Matt Lauer: What was the impact on you when you heard about the accusations [about C.K.] and his admission? Following the Times report, HBO announced that C.K. would no "no longer be participating" in the benefit. Therefore, we, at Front Row, have decided not to release the film.

Michele Halberstadt, the head of acquisitions at France's ARP Selection, told THR that contractually, they cannot release Daddy until it comes out in the United States of America, but "contract or no contract, just look at the trailer, you can't watch it now". His publicist parted ways with Louis C.K last Friday. "It's impossible and considering the subject matter the movie tackles it has become clear that you can not screen the movie for what it is, that's our position".

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