Bill Cosby has publicly thanked Eddie Murphy for declining to play the comedian — who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 20 women — inSaturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special this weekend.
Cosby’s spokesperson said he was “very appreciative of Eddie and I applaud his actions,” NBC reports.
Norm Macdonald tweeted that he had asked Murphy to play Cosby during a Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, but said Murphy refused:
We have taken our Jello pudding shots at Bill Cosby but we give Eddie props on being sensitive to Mr. Cosby situation. Just don’t leave your drink unattended Eddie.
Yet another one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims have come forward. This time, she a black woman, and yes, she’s famous. So what would one gain by coming forward year’s later with a fabricated story? Our thoughts? Nothing. In a thoughtful, revealing essay for Vanity Fair, Vogue‘s first black cover girl Beverly Johnson writes that Bill Cosby drugged her at his home while she was auditioning for a small part on The Cosby Show in the mid-1980s. She says that she was hesitant to tell her story before, because “black men have enough enemies out there already, they certainly don’t need someone like [me], an African American with a familiar face and a famous name, fanning the flames.”
Johnson says her agent called her for a small role on The Cosby Show in the mid-80s when she was trying to break into acting and get out of a bad marriage. She met Cosby twice before he allegedly tried to attack her: once at a taping of the show, and once at his home with her young daughter. She explains, “Looking back, that first invite from Cosby to his home seems like part of a perfectly laid out plan, a way to make me feel secure with him at all times. It worked like a charm. Cosby suggested I come back to his house a few days later to read for the part. I agreed, and one late afternoon the following week I returned.”
Here is how she describes that afternoon: Continue reading
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Much has been said about Bill Cosby in recent weeks as women continue to come forward accusing the comedian of sexual assault, and now, in addition to his reputation, his star has been tarnished as well. The 77-year-old comedian’s star on the Walk of Fame has been vandalized, with the word “rapist” repeatedly written on it in black ink. The damage was discovered on Friday morning, as seen in pics taken by Hip Hop Hollywood, and, according to reports, can still be visibly seen.
“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in a statement with regards to the vandalization. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California State landmark. The star is being cleaned up at this time.”
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One of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims not only plans to sue him … she’s trying to get all of his accusers in a single lawsuit to convince a jury … all these woman just can’t be lying.
According to TMZ:
Louisa Moritz — who claims Cosby stuck his penis in her mouth in her dressing room before a “Tonight Show” appearance in 1971 — is interviewing L.A. area lawyers to file a class action lawsuit … and she wants minimum 9 other women to join her.
Moritz tells us she’s already reaching out to the other alleged victims.
Moritz has 2 big problems … the statute of limitations and the fact that she never told anyone about the incident until speaking to TMZ late last week.
As for the statute … Moritz thinks even if the case gets thrown out, the fact that multiple women present a united front is meaningful. And as for her belated revelation … she says she blocked it and it only became vivid again after various woman began stepping forward over the last 2 weeks.
She’s already gotten legal advice that this could be like Wade Robson’s suit against Michael Jackson after he died … if a victim remembers the incident later in life due to repressed memories — they can ATTEMPT to sue as long as it’s within a year of remembering.
The case of the Unwanted Pudding Pop continues
Nothing will kill a person off faster these days than Twitter
The Twittersphere lit up with the hashtag #RIPJohn Witherspoon and #RIP Pops, until the funny man set the record straight with a few tweets of his own.