#MeToo's Complicated Relationship with Redemption

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Louis C.K. attends FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration at Craft on September 16, 2017 in Century City, California.  (Photo: Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

On Sunday night, comedian Louis C.K. performed a surprise set at the Comedy Cellar in New York-- his first after admitting to sexual misconduct nine months ago. His reappearance prompted outrage on social networks and op-ed pages, and has left many wondering: how does one atone for sexual harassment and assault. We’ll discuss C.K.'s return to the stage and examine retribution in the #metoo era. And we'd like to hear from you: how, if at all, can sexual offenders and harassers make amends? Should they be allowed back in the spotlight of show business?

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Guests:

Alison Herman, staff writer, The Ringer

David Karp, professor of sociology and director of the project on restorative justice, Skidmore college

Anna North, senior reporter, Vox

Roxane Gay, associate professor, Purdue University; author most recently of “Hunger,"; a contributing opinion writer, New York Times

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