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Jon Stewart claims he's 'stunned' by Louis CK's sexual misconduct

Jon Stewart claims he's 'stunned' by Louis CK's sexual misconduct

"The New York Times reported Louis C.K.'s gross sexual misconduct, which is completely indefensible, and which inevitably resulted in the cancellation of his new film, Exhibit A: If This Ever Goes to Trial", Oliver said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Even C.K. brushed off the allegations as "rumors" in a September interview, only to confirm they were all true a day after the explosive New York Times article came out against him.

More than a year ago, in May 2016, University of Chicago undergraduate Dan Ackerman prompted an awkward exchange when he asked C.K.'s pal and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart about the then-allegations against C.K.

The former host of The Daily Show stopped by the Today show to discuss his upcoming charitable concert, "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs".

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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.

"I don't want to make this like, 'Louis was the only one in the business.' it's not, It's endemic", Stewart said in response to a question from Lauer.

The fallout continues for Louis C.K. after the comedian confessed to sexual misconduct last week, including worldwide distributors dropping his new movie I Love You, Daddy and additional names in comedy condemning his behavior. "I don't know what you're talking about but - I can't really answer". He continued, "You give your friends the benefit of the doubt, I try to think of it in terms of, I've had friends who have had compulsions and have done things, gambling or drinking, and drugs, and we've lost some of them, some of them have died". In the video (below), which has recently been recirculating around social media, Stewart laughed off the question and responded, "So the internet said Louis harassed women? What are you talking about?'" "No, I didn't see the tweets". Honestly, I'm not that connected to that world. "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, and we all knew Bill Cosby was a prick for a long time". "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". "I hadn't heard, at that point, of any of it".