Sarah Silverman speaks out on Al Franken, Louis CK, and Roseanne

Sarah Silverman’s been choosing empathy over antagonizing as of late, with her Hulu series I Love You, America finding the foul-mouthed comedian working to find common ground with those across the political divide. She’s also been vocal about the #MeToo movement, since several of her close friends in the comedy…

FX president says the network wasn’t aware of Louis CK rumors prior to his admission

Two months after cutting ties with Louis CK in the wake of his admission to sexual misconduct, FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Friday morning that an internal investigation against CK has turned up no evidence or complaints of misconduct during their 8-year…

Hey, at least the pirates want to watch Louis CK's I Love You, Daddy

In a plot point that wouldn’t have felt out of place on Louie—back when we were in any way comfortable watching Louie, anyway—Louis CK’s much maligned, largely unseen new film I Love You, Daddy has suffered yet another indignity, as the film—which was shelved after allegations of sexual misconduct on the filmmaker’s…

Tig Notaro finds the upside to Louis CK allegations: "Victims were not told they're lying"

Vindication is bittersweet for Tig Notaro. That much was clear yesterday, when Notaro was asked about her former collaborator Louis CK’s sexual misconduct at Vulture Festival LA. Notaro publicly distanced herself from CK months before his public reckoning, calling for CK to “handle” what were then “rumors” about him…

Someone is editing all the bullshit out of celebrity sexual assault apologies

Over the past month, as more and more victims of sexual assault and harassment come forward to name their celebrity accusers, we’ve grown oddly accustomed to the pattern of these particular news stories: Someone accuses a celebrity of something terrible, we express shock/disappointment/lack of surprise, the celebrity…

Louis CK's ex-manager apologizes, says he didn't realize severity of allegations

In case you’ve been living in blissful ignorance, last week The New York Times published an expose putting long-rumored allegations against comedian Louis CK, namely his habit of forcing female colleagues to watch him masturbate, on the record. According to the article, one of the reasons these allegations—which CK…

At some point, Jon Stewart will probably have to address claims he’d never heard the Louis CK allegations

Since five women went on record with The New York Times alleging a long pattern of sexual assault from Louis CK, many in the comedy world have been suspiciously silent. While film and TV companies were quick to distance themselves from him, late night comedians—our supposed voice of moral clarity in trying times—…

Marc Maron says Louis CK lied to him about sexual misconduct: “I knew what most people knew” 

Following up on a tweet promising to discuss the issue more on his show and “not [on] a shitty platform like Twitter,” on today’s episode of WTF, Marc Maron discussed the sexual misconduct charges against his friend Louis CK at length. Maron and CK have had a rocky relationship over the years—an early episode of WTF…

Pamela Adlon responds with shock and grief to Better Things co-creator Louis CK's admissions

Pamela Adlon has released a statement today about the allegations and admissions made against and by her long-time collaborator Louis CK this week, stating that she is “devastated” and “grieving” over CK’s statement that several stories recently printed about him in The New York Times—alleging that he masturbated in…

We are witnessing Hollywood’s long-overdue moral reckoning

In 2006, while accepting the Best Supporting Actor award for Syriana, George Clooney gave a speech that instantly became such shorthand for celebrity smugness that South Park based an entire episode around making fun of it. “We are a little bit out of touch in Hollywood every once in a while, I think. It’s probably a…