Jay Leno on Bill Cosby: “I Don’t Know Why It’s So Hard to Believe”
In an interview today at the National Association of Television Program Executives in Miami Jay Leno offered his opinion on what he called “this whole Cosby thing.” He shares a similar stance with Larry Wilmore, the Comedy Central host who flat-out said Cosby is guilty of sexual assault on last night’s The Nightly Show.
The Q&A began with a discussion about Wilmore and the work he’s doing on Comedy Central, which is how the conversation segued into a discussion about Cosby. When asked what he thought about the allegations, Leno said “I don’t know why it’s so hard to believe women. You go to Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25.”
Leno also talked about the video — which broke right here on Ticket — of comedian Hannibal Buress calling Cosby a rapist during a show at the Trocadero. “[Buress] made a flat-out statement that reverberated around the world,” Leno said. “On any other media that would have been edited. People are getting news unfiltered now.”