Jon Stewart spoke for the first time about the allegations against his good friend and fellow comedian Lewis C.K. on Tuesday, telling Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie he was 'stunned' when he heard the news.
The former host of The Daily Show went on to say that he was angry at his friend for and at himself, admitting that he took the comedian at his word when he 'assured' him that rumors about any sexual misconduct were false.
'You give you friends the benefit of the doubt,' explained Stewart, who was on the NBC morning show to promote his upcoming HBO special 'Night of Too Many Stars.'
C.K. was cut from the previously filmed autism benefit in the wake of last week's New York Times expose, which featured interviews with five women who accused C.K. of inappropriate behavior.
One day later, the comedian released a statement in which he said that all five women were telling the truth.
'You find yourself at a moment of, did I miss something? Could I have done more? In this situation, we all could have,' said Stewart.