News: Sarah Silverman On Louis CK – "I Love Louis, But He Did These Things"

Comedian Sarah Silverman has spoken publicly about the Louis CK scandal for the first time.

In the opening of this week’s episode of her Hulu series I Love You, America Silverman said: “This recent calling out of sexual assault has been a long time coming. It’s good. It’s like cutting out tumors: it’s messy, and it’s complicated, and it is going to hurt, but it’s necessary and we’ll all be healthier for it. And it sucks. And some of our heroes will be taken down and we will discover bad things about people we like, or in some cases, people we love.”

Sarah Silverman went on to explain how she is a long-time friend and colleague of Louis CK.

“One of my best friends of over 25 years, Louis CK, masturbated in front of women. He wielded his power with women in f**ked up ways, sometimes to the point where they left comedy entirely. I could couch this with heartwarming stories of our friendship and what a great dad he is, but that’s totally irrelevant, isn’t it? Yes, it is. It’s a real mindf**k, because I love Louis. But Louis did these things. Both of those statements are true. So I just keep asking myself, ‘Can you love someone who did bad things? Can you still love them?’ I can mull that over later certainly, because the only people that matter right now are the victims. They are victims and they are victims because of something he did. So I hope it’s OK that I am, at once, very angry for the women he wronged and the culture that enabled it, and also sad, because he’s my friend. But I believe with all my heart that this moment in time is essential. It’s vital that people are held accountable for their actions, no matter who they are. We need to be better. We will be better. I can’t f**king wait to be better.”

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