Bill Cosby was scheduled to debut his first televised concert special in 30 years on Netflix the day after Thanksgiving, but the streaming network has decided to shelve the concert special amid the controversy surrounding the comedy legend as more women come forward with rape allegations.
“At this time, we are postponing the launch of the new stand up comedy special Bill Cosby 77,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to theGrio.com.
Netflix released their statement just hours after former supermodel Janice Dickinson became the third women to come forward and say that Cosby raped her, just weeks after comedian Hannibal Buruss referenced Cosby’s decades-old sexual assault allegations in a comedy routine.
Cosby has yet to personally respond to any of these allegations, but on Sunday, his lawyer, John P. Schmitt released a statement, saying, “Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true.”
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