Sarah Silverman has never been one to shy away from sensitive topics, but even she was reluctant to address Louis C.K.’s sexual harassment scandal last year. The two comedians are longtime friends, and in an episode of “I Love You, America” she felt compelled to address the situation and discuss how you can still love someone who’s done bad things.
In a new interview, Silverman says something good came of that: “I will say — and I hope this is OK to say — that after I did that [monologue], he called me. And he said it really helped one of his daughters to understand,” she said onstage, according to Vulture.
“She showed it to him and she said, I can love you even though you did bad things. And we cried. It was a small silver lining in a very bleak story,” Silverman added. She also touched on C.K.’s recent return to comedy, which has proven highly divisive: “I think he wronged people and my guess is he thought he could sneak on stage and try a few minutes,” she said. “I understand the backlash of it.”
C.K. admitted to masturbating in front of multiple women after being accused of doing so last year, leading to the dissolution of his working relationship with FX Networks and the cancelation of the the planned theatrical release of his film “I Love You, Daddy.”