Bill Maher Under Fire After Controversial Video Surfaces

Feb 23, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Just days after Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” took credit for bringing down conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos, Maher found himself taking heat over a video that surfaced from 1998.

Yiannopoulos stepped down as editor of Breitbart News after coming under fire over comments about sexual relationships between adults and underage boys, as we reported previously. His hassles came on the heels of his appearance last week on Maher’s show.

But now Maher faces criticism on the same topic, after a YouTube video surfaced Wednesday from Maher’s old show “Politically Incorrect,” which was airing on ABC at the time.

Deadline.com reports that the video shows Maher “defending Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher convicted of having sex with a then-12-year-old student. At the time of the taping, the Seattle teacher was 35 and the student 14, and she was in jail and pregnant with their second child.”

Maher is heard on the tape saying that Letourneau “is in jail because she’s in love. That’s how I view it.” The discussion then turns to whether Letourneau raped the boy.

Here’s the clip …


  1. What a load of crap. This is light years away from the kind of crap Milo Tonguekissmyfifteenminutesgoodbye-opolis was talking about. And Maher happened to be correct when it came to that particular case – MKL and her “victim” eventually married. don’t know if they’re still married; it’s late, I’m tired and just don’t give enough of a shit to Google it.

  2. They’re still married.

    And this aired on network television. Vetted and everything.

  3. We have laws to try to protect us from people that think like Bill Maher. Adults and children having sexual relationships has been determined by our society to be outrageous and wrong by every standard. This old video shows the hypocritical jerk Bill Maher is and anyone that gives him any of their attention is being played for a fool. Maher is a charlatan that provokes societal norms and tries to represent himself as occupying the moral high ground. This video shows what a vile, ignorant and plain sleazy person he actually is.

  4. So if a 32 year old woman “falls in love” with a 12 year old boy, that’s OK. But a 32 year old man falling for a 12 year old boy is wrong? Sorry, KJB, I don’t see the difference .

  5. Yup. KJB is just wrong on this. And Maher has always been an idiot and that will never change. ABC canned him, HBO never will, because HBO is in favor of 32 year old men and women preying on 12 year old boys and girls.

  6. Usually, on a political basis, I do not agree with anything some of you on this blog say whatsoever, which is why I keep my personal beliefs to myself admittedly for fear of being torn a new one online. But on this one I have to agree equivocally… of all the left-thinking moderators on TV, I consider Bill Maher a total tool… idiotic, way too opinionated for even my left-leaning tastes, of all the many examples of why our liberal culture is being viciously attacked, and as a lib myself, even I admit there are many, this boob is the perfect example. So to hear him talk so callously and nonchalantly on this topic doesn’t really surprise me… he’s always been a loose screw.

  7. Sooo, pedophilia is okay as long as you marry your victim later? THAT is a load of – sick- crap!

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