Amy Schumer Denies Stealing Jokes, Volunteers to Take Lie Detector Test

Amy Schumer denies stealing jokes from comedians, offers to take lie detector test.

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Amy Schumer has quickly learned that with the good things come the bad. After having an amazing night at the Critics Choice awards where she was honored with an MVP award for single-handedly dominating 2015 Schumer has been accused of stealing jokes from three different comedians. Schumer has since flat out denied the accusations, on two occasions, and has promised to take a lie detector test to prove she's telling the truth. 

Schumer responded to the accusations earlier today tweeting:

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

Then she went on "The Jim Norton Advice Show" to further discuss the accusations, The Wrapreports. There she proposed the idea to take a lie detector test and air the uncut footage on her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer, where some of the alleged stolen jokes have reportedly been used. "I'm literally going to take a polygraph test and put it on my show this season. And I promise whatever the results are—I won't let them cut," Schumer said on the show. 

Schumer, who has been previously accused of stealing material from late comedian Patrice O’Neal, has been accused by Wendy Liebman, Kathleen Madigan, and Tammy Pescatelli. In tweets that have since been deleted the comedians detailed which jokes Schumer stole from them with some slight changes. One user has created a video of examples of Schumer stealing jokes putting footage of the original jokes and Schumer's jokes side by side for comparison. 

One of the deleted tweets from the comedians includes this one from Pescatelli reading, "What has always been amazing to me is that she purports to be a feminist and yet only steals from other female comedians. If we call her on it we are 'jealous' or career shamed. Be successful. WE want you to do well, just do it will your own material. BTW she blocked me.”

Since the controversy blew up Liebman has backpedaled on the accusations clarifying her original statement tweeting. 

Like Pescatelli said Schumer blamed the accusations on jealousy: "Both Kathleen and Wendy believe me. They know me, and they don't believe that I would do that," Schumer said on The Jim Norton show. "I think that this is like Tammy trying to get something going, I don't know. This is what happens. People, like, build people up and then they like to rip them down when they're experiencing some success." 

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