Amy Schumer is distancing herself from her former Inside Amy Schumer writer, Kurt Metzger after his controversial comments about rape and sexual assault.
In a series of Facebook and Twitter posts, Metzger called out rape victims who waited years to come forward with their stories.
“Don’t f**king complain about the police not helping if you didn’t bother going to the police at all,” he wrote Monday on Facebook. “‘Why aren’t the rape kits being tested??’ Because instead of actually educating women with useful information on what to do if they are being victimized, you blather nonsense about ‘culture’ and then tell them being weak is being strong.”
Schumer, who has been a victim of sexual assault herself, took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn her former writer’s comments.
“I am so saddened and disappointed in Kurt Metzger,” she began. “He is my friend and a great writer and I couldn’t be more against his recent actions.”
Metzger, who wrote for Schumer’s hit Comedy Central series, is no longer working with the show.
“Kurt does not work for me,” Schumer added on Twitter. “He is not a writer on my show. Please stop asking me about it. His words are not mine.”
The comedian also hinted that the Emmy-winning series could be coming to an end after being renewed for a fifth season, writing, “I didn’t fire Kurt. He isn’t a writer for my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.”
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo author also retweeted one fan who wrote about missing the show. Schumer has not clarified whether her comments mean Inside Amy Schumer is ending or simply on a break between seasons.
The funnywoman and actress is currently promoting her memoir and recently spoke with ET’s Cameron Mathison about her relationship with boyfriend, Ben Hanisch.
"I usually would go for narcissists who, you know, could never be happy," she admitted. "[Ben's] just very supportive and loving and I think we're very proud of each other. He is so far removed from this business that it's really nice.”