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Tig Notaro on Louis C.K. Scandal: Only Positive Is ‘Victims Were Not Told They’re Lying Anymore’

Tig Notaro joined fellow comic and actress Michaela Watkins on stage for her talk show, “The Turning Point w/ Tig Notaro,” on Sunday at the Hollywood Roosevelt during Vulture Festival L.A.

While the conversation centered around the critical moment where everything in Watkins’ life changed, the Q&A portion from the audience saw both stars comment on the #MeToo movement, the widespread effect of sexual harassment, and Louis C.K.’s misconduct, specifically.

“I don’t want to go into the Louis stuff,” Notaro admitted to the audience member who asked how she felt about the comedian’s fall from grace.

However, she said there was one upside to the situation.

“The positive of that particular situation is that whatever someone’s intentions are there, meaning him [Louis C.K.], the positive is that the victims were not told they’re lying anymore. That was the positive that came from that. That’s really it as far as I’m concerned. That’s all I took from that.”

Notaro, who also stated that she “doesn’t know yet if there is a Season 3” for her series “One Mississippi,” was thanked by an audience member for being “way ahead of the curve” in episode five, which bears parallels with the stories of sexual misconduct surrounding show producer C.K.

“It was shot in May,” she confirmed, before thanking the fan for watching the Amazon series.

Watkins also fielded her fair share of questions regarding the sexual harassment and assault allegations that have amassed over the past few weeks.

“I feel like there has been something brewing for the past few decades and then all of a sudden, it’s just going so fast,” Watkins said. “Things are moving, and I don’t know how it’s going to be, I don’t know where it’s going to go, I don’t know what’s happening, but I know that everything is just moving so quickly right now. It’s undeniable that I feel like the feminine of our planet is really pushing through right now and it’s just picked up — it’s like a tornado — it’s just picked up such steam.”

Notaro agreed with Watkins, adding that there’s still more to be done to combat the epidemic.

“I go back to that feeling of endless hope and optimism, but I do think that it can’t just be this little burst that happens and then we move on from,” Notaro said. “It has to be a conscious effort to continue conversations about it, and action.”

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