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 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:
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.
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.
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.
Last night, at a media event in Baltimore for his upcoming film Top Five, comedian Chris Rock may have opened a can of worms when he compared Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to Bill Cosby.
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 »
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.
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 »