Janeane Garofalo Says ‘Leave Louis C.K. Alone,’ His Family Has ‘Paid Heavily’ For Sexual Misconduct Fallout

IndieWire | 1/11/2019 | Staff
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Comedian Janeane Garofalo came to Louis C.K. defense during a tense conversation on the most recent episode of the Bust podcast “Poptarts,” hosted by Emily Rems and Callie Watts (via Vulture). Prior to launching into her thoughts on C.K., which she more or less admitted would do her no favors in the court of public opinion, Garofalo said people should have the right to question accusers and the validity of sexual misconduct allegations.

“When it comes to the #MeToo movement, I think it’s okay to question the source,” Garofalo said. “It should transcend gender. It’s human rights. Cause if you don’t, anyone can be accused of anything at any time. And if you’re not allowed to question that — I can say right now ‘I’ve got pictures of you molesting a child. Don’t question me!’ You know what I mean? Don’t question the questioner! Then it’s a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode. And I think in any movement, for human rights, you’ve got to transcend gender, and you’ve got to consider who’s making the accusation and why and when, because it matters.”

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As the conversation pivoted to Louis C.K., who admitted last fall that sexual misconduct allegations against him were true, Garofalo said, “Leave Louis C.K. alone. Enough with that. And again, there are so many issues we gotta be motivated on. He’s been my friend — and I stand by that — he’s been my friend since 1985, and I think he has suffered.”

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