During a show in Philadelphia on October 16, popular comedian Hannibal Buress came for the head of Philly’s own Bill Cosby, joking that his often condescending advice to Black Americans is negated because he “rapes women,” reports PhillyMag.com.
“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fuckin’ smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.
“I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns,” Buress says later. “I’ve done this bit on stage and people think I’m making it up…. when you leave here, google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ That shit has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.'”
Watch the Burress’ bit below:
As previously reported by NewsOne, sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby, which first surfaced in 2004-2005, have returned with a vengeance.
One of Cosby’s alleged victims, Barbara Bowman, 47, one of the 13 women to accuse Cosby of sexual assault, set off a firestorm when she repeated her heartbreaking tale of alleged abuse at the hands of America’s Dad.
Read an excerpt from the disturbing interview from Newsweek:
The first time I was drugged for sure was in New York, when [Bill Cosby] invited me to dinner at his apartment. There was a chef, a butler; we had dinner, it was all fine. I had one glass of wine and then I blacked out. I woke up throwing up in the toilet, and he was standing over me, pulling my hair out of my face. I was wearing a white t-shirt that wasn’t mine, and he was in a white robe.
I think the final time I was assaulted by him was in Atlantic City. He took me there for a show and got me very drunk. Later, [the hotel] lost my luggage, so I was on the phone with the concierge and [Bill] had an absolute fit that I was on the phone, and went ballistic. The next morning, he summoned me into his room and started berating me and calling me names and yelling at me, telling me I had embarrassed him, and he threw me on the bed and blocked me with his elbow and got on top of me and started taking his pants off and I was screaming and crying and begging him to leave me alone and I fought so hard and I was screaming so loud that he got mad and threw me aside and got away from me, and that was it.
I was ditched. I was dropped like a hot potato by my agent. I was thrown out of my housing. They pulled the plug on me and said I had embarrassed [Cosby].
Cosby said “I better never ever hear your name or see your face ever again.”
In 2005, Cosby apologized to one of his accusers, Andrea Constand, even though prosecutors found “insufficient credible and admissible evidence” to support her claims. Cosby still settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed sum of money.
Cosby never admitted to any wrong-doing, saying instead that his words and actions were “misinterpreted.”
“I’m not saying that what I did was wrong,” said Cosby. “But I apologize to my loving wife, who has stood by my side for all these years, for any pain I have caused her.”