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Amy Schumer Addresses the Aziz Ansari Sexual Misconduct Claims


  • Amy Schumer made an appearance on Katie Couric's podcast and addressed the Aziz Ansari allegations as she is friends with him.

  • Speaking on Aziz's allegations: "I don't think anyone wants to see Aziz's career ruined or his life ruined or anything like that, but that's where people's minds go," the comedian told Couric of the controversial claims against the Master of None star. "They go, 'Does he deserve this?' And it's really not about that. I think it's about expressing and showing women that that behavior is not OK, and not only can you leave, but you need to leave. Because then the women who come after you, you're leaving a mark for them too."

  • She also said she won't be sticking up for Aziz just because they're friends: "He's been my friend, and I really feel for the woman. I identify with all the women in these situations. Even if it's my friend, I don't go, 'Oh, but he's a good guy.' I think, 'What would it feel like to have been her?'"

  • Schumer also says she believes women should stand up against any situation or person that makes them uncomfortable: "If you have a doctor that makes you uncomfortable, or you get a massage, or you have a date with someone and they coerce you in a situation like the Aziz one, I don't think there's any sort of criminal charge, but I think that it's good for everybody to learn that that behavior's not acceptable," Schumer said. "It's not a crime, but it's not cool. And it can still really mess with a woman."

  • Amy herself was a victim of rape when she was a teenager and said every woman has faced some sort of misconduct: "But there are so many other kinds of sexual misconduct. We've all — every woman I know, every woman in this room — we've all had these experiences. And in this current climate, it brings these things up and you go, 'God, none of that was OK.'"



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