In a new “GQ” interview, Sarah Silverman stands up for Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, and Al Franken. But she doesn’t really defend them…except for Franken. Her basic point is that they can rebound.
She says, “The important thing is that they are forever changed. And if that’s the case, I don’t see any reason why they can’t continue being artists.”
She also makes an interesting point about who’s been punished and who hasn’t, “There are people that just deny everything they’re accused of and they continue to be the politicians or the filmmakers that they are.
“And there are people that come and say, I’m guilty of these things, and I’m wrong, and I want to be changed from this. And yet those are the ones that kind of are excommunicated forever.”
As for Louis, she says, “He’s my brother, so it’s hard. I may not have a very clear perspective on it, but I’m trying to.”
She hopes that Aziz is, “dealing with things, looking inward, and will blossom from it.”
When it comes to Franken, she’s not convinced he’s guilty. She says, “I believe in my heart of heart of hearts he never copped a feel…[His wife] is his best friend and constant companion, and he has eyes for no one else.”
(You can read the whole interview here.)