(NEWSER) – Earlier this week, a Twitter discussion between three female comedians accused Amy Schumer of stealing jokes. Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan, and Tammy Pescatelli all took part, per Refinery 29, though Pescatelli seemed to be the most vocal and many of the tweets were ultimately deleted.
Schumer responded on Twitter Wednesday: "On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke." The same day, she went on Jim Norton's SiriusXM show to further defend herself (It "would be so stupid for me to do that," she said in reference to stealing material), and even offered to take a polygraph test to prove her innocence, Mediaite reports.
I never said @amyschumer stole my joke.I just said it was the same.It's possible we both wrote it.I just wanted you to know I wrote it 1st.— Wendy Liebman (@WendyLiebman) January 20, 2016
By Tuesday, Liebman (who started the Twitter conversation) had backtracked, telling Death and Taxes she believed Schumer simply "came up with the same joke" after she did, and on Twitter she clarified that she had never actually accused Schumer of stealing. Now, Pescatelli also seems to be backing down ... sort of.
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