Just Announced: BET Cancels Reruns of The Cosby Show

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It has been almost a month since TV Land stopped showing reruns of The Cosby Show in the wake of the numerous sexual assault and rape allegations against its creator and star, Bill Cosby. Fans could still watch episodes of the hugely popular ’80s show on Centric, the BET-owned channel available on Comcast, FiOS, Dish, and DirecTV, but as of Wednesday, BET says it won’t be airing the show — at least for the time being. Read more »

Bill Cosby’s Wife Releases Statement

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Bill Cosby hasn’t said much about the numerous sexual assault allegations that have been cropping up about him lately, but today his wife, Camille O. Cosby, has released a statement saying that Cosby “is the man you all knew through his work,” and she blames the media for irresponsible coverage. Her words, tweeted by CBS Evening News:

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WATCH: Bill Cosby Gets the South Park Treatment

It was bound to happen: Last night, on the season finale of South Park, the show takes on Bill Cosby and the string of sexual assault allegations against him that have been resurfacing lately.

The bit finds Cosby and Taylor Swift singing a version of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Cosby is attempting to convince Swift to stay at his house, offering her a mysterious J-E-L-L-O drink. Check out a clip above.

Beverly Johnson: “Bill Cosby Drugged Me”

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Beverly Johnson, a model and actress who was the first black woman to grace the cover of the American Vogue, has written an essay in Vanity Fair accusing Bill Cosby of drugging her in the 1980s.

In the essay, Johnson writes she was invited by Cosby to audition for a bit part in The Cosby Show. Cosby, she says, “sometimes used models to portray pregnant women sitting in his office waiting room.” Johnson was looking to break into acting, and had only had a few bit parts so far. She was ecstatic.

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Bill Cosby Sued for Defamation

Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University's commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University’s commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia.

One of the women who says Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her has filed a defamation suit against the comedian, saying his denials of abuse have branded her a liar.

Tamara Green, who first went public with her allegations in 2005, sued Cosby in the federal court at Springfield, Massachusetts. Reuters reports:
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Temple University Board of Trustees Fails Miserably in Gender Equality

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Patrick O’Connor has lately been a man under fire. The vice-chairman of the Philadelphia-based, 22-city law firm Cozen O’Connor, is also the chairman of the board of trustees at Temple University. And Temple’s board had, in recent weeks, come under extreme pressure to sever its ties with longtime trustee and face-of-Temple Bill Cosby, until Cosby resigned last week. So it’s understandable that O’Connor was a bit gruff when we got him on the phone the other day. Read more »

How Bill Cosby Took Down Bill Cosby

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One April morning in 2006, I left a note for Bill Cosby at the back gate of his mansion that commands a five-acre spread in Elkins Park. It was an act of desperation. I was writing a profile of him, and I couldn’t get Cosby to respond to me. Sticking the note in his fence — I didn’t venture past the stern NO TRESPASSING warning to walk down his long driveway and knock on his door — is one of those silly moves writers make so they can say to their editors, “Hey, I tried.”

Then, a couple days later, I got a call.

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LAPD Launches Investigation Into Bill Cosby

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It’s official: For the first time since 2005, when then-Montgomery County district attorney Bruce Castor declined to file criminal charges against him, a law enforcement agency has publicly launched an investigation into allegations against Bill Cosby, who has been accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, or molestation by more than 20 women. Read more »

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