Amy Schumer fired back against allegations that she stole her jokes from other comedians.
The “Trainwreck” star has addressed joke theft accusations following the release of a video which suggested she had stolen jokes from comedians Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan, Tammy Pescatelli and the late Patrice O'Neal, People magazine reported. Schumer took to Twitter Wednesday, to deny the allegations. “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke,” she wrote.
She also clarified the issue in an interview with Jim Norton during his Sirius XM radio show. The “Inside Amy Schumer” star told Norton that she has never stolen a joke and that she came on his show to clear her name. "I would never, ever do that, and I never have. I have to come up with so much material for my TV show, this movie, stand-up. And I'm so careful. I will literally take a polygraph. And I just would never do that. That would be so stupid for me to do that,” Schumer stated.
When Norton asked how the joke theft allegations and its video could have started, Schumer mentioned that Tammy Pescatelli could likely have a played a part in it. She explained that both Madigan and Liebman knows her and believed they would not have done it. However, Schumer stated that Pescatelli was probably “trying to get something going.”
"I think [Tammy] is upset I blocked her on Twitter a couple years ago because she was unkind to my best friend, Rachel Feinstein, and I didn't like how she treated Rachel. I don't think she's got much going on, this is my guess. I think people get upset by success,” she explained.
Meanwhile, Schumer may be dealing with some negative attention now given the joke stealing accusations, however, one person who could make her feel a little better would be her new boyfriend Ben Hanisch. Earlier in January, the identity of Schumer’s hot new boyfriend was unveiled through social media.
In a Twitter message, Schumer posted pictures of herself with her family and Hanisch during a visit to the White house. She captioned the image, "Fam and man at the whitehizzy." Schumer’s boyfriend Hanisch also took to Instagram to write a sweet message which described Schumer as a smart, funny and beautiful woman. He also uploaded a couple shot with Schumer on the social media site.