Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson don’t punches on their Comedy Central series “Broad City.” They’ve even gone as far as to bleep out Donald Trump’s name this season. But they hit a legal snag when they wanted to call out Trump directly.
In an interview with Sirius XM’s Entertainment Weekly radio, the “Broad City” creators said they wanted to call the President a “sexual assaulting steak salesman,” but legally couldn’t. So they found a way to make the line more accurate — and funnier.
“But because he was never convicted of anything, because of statute of limitations, we had to change it to ‘sexual assault bragging,’ and unfortunately that’s better, because it’s so true,” Glazer said.
The line references Trump’s infamous “Access Hollywood” tape where he boasts about his ability to go up to women and “grab ‘em by the p—y.”
Glazer and Jacobson also addressed in the EW interview having Louis CK’s manager Dave Becky involved with their show.
“We take accountability for using this white dude power to get our show on TV,” Glazer said. “We’re accountable for that. We’re not accountable for Louis’ actions, for Becky’s actions, but we are accountable for using his power to get our show on TV, you know. And, things have just unfolded in such a way that we’re dealing with that.”
“Broad City” has its Season 4 finale on Dec. 6. Listen to the clip here.