Answering his own questions, the former host of The Daily Show continued, "I think we all could have."
"You feel anger at what he did to people," Stewart explained of C.K. "Look, comedy on its best day is not a great environment for women. I think it's gotten better over the years, but certainly when we started 30 years ago, it was really difficult. So to do it was an act of bravery in and of itself [for women]. The idea that there was this added layer of pressure and manipulation, and fear and humiliation -- and not just [him]."
Stewart still thinks the comedy world has a long way to go. "We're used to being in charge," he added. "And I think if you talk to women, they're in a very difficult position. You get mad at yourself, too, for laughing it off or for thinking, 'That didn't happen.'"