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Amy Schumer Defends Herself Against Allegations of Joke Theft

In a tweet, Amy Schumer maintains her innocence in the court of public opinion.

In the fallout of joke theft allegations, Schumer has also taken to the air in a late night, SiriusXM Radio show with Jim Norton. I mean, these allegations from other female comedians, namely Kathleen Madigan, Wendy Liebman and Tammy Pescatelli, have the potential to ignite a scandal so big it could be career-ending. Who wants to hear jokes secondhand when they could hear them from the source?

In the interview, Schumer defends (referring to the allegations):

I would never ever do that and I never have.

That’s usually what the kid who plagiarized because time just got away says to the professor in a last ditch effort to not fail the course. The jokes are all just too similar.

She further goes on. In what I can only describe as an earnest attempt at a bluff, she says she will take a polygraph test to prove it. So alright, maybe she really does believe the jokes are hers. Say it enough and it becomes true, right?

Two of the three female accusers have since deleted their Twitter accusations and replaced them with suspicious notions of support.

Aligning with Schumer’s story of friendship between the comedians. I’m not above the cynicism of a PR conspiracy. It’s all a little too tidy, don’t you think? Do verbatim coincidences really just pop like this? Have all thoughts really been shared before?

(H/T Death and Taxes, The Interrobang)

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