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Wendy Williams on Bill Cosby: He Tried to Get Me Fired When I Spoke about the Rape Allegations In 1990

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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Wendy Williams on Blill CosbyThe accusations just keep on piling up against Bill Cosby.

As more women come out to say that he assaulted them, media and TV corporations are officially taking a stand by cancelling projects and postponing shows that have to do with Bill Cosby.

Talk show host Wendy Williams shares her views on the whole debacle as well as stating that in 1990 she tried to tell the world about Bill Cosby and he tried to get her fired as a result.

Watch her video below (start from the 9:00 minute mark)

Meanwhile, NBC has decided to pull the plug on a sitcom it was developing with the comedian for next year. The network declined to comment further about the project, which would have starred Cosby as the patriarch of a multi-generational family and was in the early development stages.

Netflix also decided to postpone the streaming of its Thanksgiving Day special “Bill Cosby 77” after actress and model Janice Dickinson came forward saying she was assaulted by Cosby.

Model and actress Janice Dickinson spoke up a few days ago making, her the 17th person to come forward with these allegations.

Bill Cosby’s wife of 50 years, Camile Cosby has not made a statement about the allegations so far.

The latest women to add her voice to the allegations is Lou Ferrigno‘s wife, Carla Ferrigno.

According to Carla, Bill Cosby attacked her in 1967 while his wife, Camille, was in the house. She said she ended up at Bill Cosby’s home after going on a date with a friend of his. Carla Ferrigno told the Daily Mail that Bill Cosby offered her multiple drinks but she didn’t accept.

Carla Ferrigno told her interviewer she wants her story to be “one more nail in his coffin.”

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22 Comments

  1. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    November 21, 2014 at 11:39 am

    It’s always the “good” ones.

  2. baboushka

    November 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Once is a coincidence, twice becomes a pattern 16 women from different walks of life who I assume do not know each , some who were already celebrities in their own right (aka they are not looking for fame) cannot be all lying. Plus his MO as described by all these DIFFERENT women is strikingly similar and spanning several decades which tells me that just like a serial killer that is his signature.

  3. wunmi

    November 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    my heart breaks into a thousand pieces; I was really hoping this would not be true but 17 women is questionable So sad I used have so much respect for Bill Cosby. He modeled what a father should be in his Cosby show & was so much fun on Kids say the darndess things

    • baboushka

      November 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      The person he was modeling in the TV show was just that a fictional character that was part of the lives of all those who watched him and that is why some people have a hard time correlating these allegations and Bill Cosby the man himself because they see Cliff Huxtable as the harmless doting father and forget that was just a character that the man we know as Bill Cosby was portraying.

    • papermoon

      November 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      WUNMI, You took the words out of my mind………… just like that…. this shouldnt be catching up with him at this point……. at this point that so many look up to him, that so many love him, that he is grandfather to many and every word that comes out of his mouth should be seen as pearls and golden nuggets. this is one of the worse ways to leave the stage.

  4. OY

    November 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    noooooooooo not my Cosby

  5. Anonymous

    November 21, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    seriously dts wats most men are made off. made who potray themselves as perfect .Always finding faults inn others. My dd is one of those men. My upringing was hell. He made us anti social and threatened us whenever he sees us with any friend male or female. my friends never come visiting . H e chased anyone who comes to visit and relishes on this fact. Only one of my siblings is married. We are all well in or thirties. Yet he still continue to frown at ny of us having any boyfriend. I lost ll respect I hd for him after I collected his i pd one day and noticed he has been googling ‘How to have sex at work” There are several times he turned on his wifi and Porn Images he hs be googling pop up on my own laptop. SMH thats all I can say. Most self acclaimed well respected men in the society are not really what they seem.

  6. Single Shalewa, Bitter Bintu!

    November 21, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I watched the show and i actually liked how Wendy handled it. She didn’t sound bitter in any way (well,since there’s no manager he can call now to dress her down on speaker phone).
    True or false, this man’s legacy has gone down the drain. Really sad.

  7. Lil Chy

    November 21, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    But my question is, why all they all coming out just now. Many years after the incident.

    • Paul

      November 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      And so, I too wonder, and have been wondering the same? For me; 1. Why this long. #2. Why all at once? This is almost a somewhat similar to what occurred with Michael Jackson. Case after case, and appeared to be the connecting link? Money, end of story?

    • Anon

      November 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      At his height he was very powerful.

      Ponder these excerpts –

      “It is difficult to overstate the power Cosby wielded at the height of his fame. His ground-breaking early stand-up earned him a role in the 1960s TV series I Spy, making him the first major black star on US television. And then there was his run as family man Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, one of the most successful TV shows of the 1980s. Married to his wife Camille for 50 years, Cosby was thought of until recently as one of the few unimpeachable figures in American public life. A public relations expert once famously said, “The three most believable personalities are God, Walter Cronkite, and Bill Cosby.”

      “Ten years ago there was no social media to speak of, which meant the allegations failed to make their way into the public consciousness. That had all changed by this September, when journalist Mark Whitaker published a biography, Cosby: His Life and Times, which controversially omitted the allegations of sexual assault against its subject. The following month, comedian Hannibal Buress described Cosby as a “rapist” during a stand-up set in Philadelphia; the clip went viral. Inspired by the response to Buress’s routine, Bowman penned her account for the Washington Post, and the story ballooned.”

      “Some of Cosby’s accusers have said that they remained silent because they felt scared, intimidated or ashamed. Bowman claimed she tried to interest a lawyer in her case soon after the alleged assaults, but that he “laughed” her out of his office. Dickinson said she had never spoken out about the alleged rape until now because, “I was afraid of being labelled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place.”

    • baboushka

      November 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Ever heard of people in their 30s, 40s, 50s etc who were abused as young children usually by relatives coming out when they are that old? Well same thing…..a lot of victims of abuse are usually too embarrassed, afraid and blame themselves to come out especially when their abuser is someone of Bill’s stature and remember women back then did not have the voice we have now. Very few people if any would have believed then back then. It took one woman coming out for the others to get the voice to come out. Just like if you were robbed at a spot and you kept quiet because maybe you shouldn’t have been there in the first place then one day during a conversation someone says he was robbed at the same spot before you know it four other people you have known all your life come up with the same story now if you had kept the story quiet at this meeting they probably would never have recounted their experiences.

    • Ifeyinwa

      November 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      They tried coming out before but I guess the influence he had then stiffled the allegations. Time has now passed and with it, the magnitude of that power, in other words, life has come full circle.

    • soso

      November 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      If you know any rape victim personally then you would know that it is so embarrassing to tell people you have been raped. But the thing is when one person comes out to talk about it, it would give other victims the courage to talk about it as well. Lesson for all: You will reap what you sow even though the repercussion may not be so immediate, be wise!!

    • Idomagirl

      November 21, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      They aren’t all just coming out now tho, some of this allegations have been out there for years…and a few years ago, he was way more influential so it was easier for him to make these allegations go away…

  8. Moyo

    November 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    This is so sad, my heart goes out to all those women who were attacked. Some incidents go as far back as 1967, 47 years ago, Ha na wah o. I pray the truth will prevail in this matter. Well, there goes another of my childhood fantasies. I don’t even have any left. Is it possible that he could act a part so well and then be a monster. The mind boggles…………….

  9. jummai

    November 21, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    I think people need to separate his fictional character on TV from his very own personality, only then can they come to terms with what he has done.

  10. addy

    November 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Humm after pondering over this my conclusion is that whatever we sow we would reap and such rewards usuaaly comes when we have no strength anymore

  11. Just me

    November 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    So sad! I have no words, unbelievable.

  12. @edDREAMZ

    November 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    This dude just disgraced himself and his family….. Sorry man…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  13. :Clarence-Junius: Goode

    November 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    The reason this is all happening now is because Bill, like Oprahand other high-level-blacks are part of the Boole or Black Illuminati. This is known,, very well known through people like Steve Cockley. Bill is a psychopathic-person who’s fame and position has allowed him to be the way he is. Bill is being exposed for his commitment to the club. Oprah, your’re next sweetie.

    • keys

      November 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      PLEASE!!!! There is no need to exhibit such a high level of ignorance

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