Sarah Silverman breaks silence on 'best friend' Louis C.K.: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'

Sarah Silverman is speaking out about the scandal surrounding her close friend Louis C.K.

Silverman addressed the swirl of news surrounding C.K. — the Louie star has admitted to masturbating in front of multiple women without their consent — in an emotional monologue on Thursday’s episode of her Hulu series I Love You America. In the clip, which you can watch above, a clearly choked-up Silverman struggles to reconcile the terrible stories we’re now hearing with the man she knows and loves.

She could mention what a great father she knows C.K. to be, she says, “but that’s totally irrelevant, isn’t it?” She calls the whole situation “a real mindf–k: I love Louis, but Louis did these things. Both of those statements are true.” She keeps asking herself: “Can you love someone who did bad things?” And she admits she’s still struggling to answer that question: “I hope it’s OK if I am at once very angry for the women he wronged and the culture that enabled it… but also sad, because he’s my friend.”

Silverman strikes a hopeful note at the end, though, that all of this is a necessary reckoning for our society: “We need to be better. We will be better. I can’t f–king wait to be better.”

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