Cosby Cancels Letterman Appearance Amid Rape Allegations
[su_right_ad]Bill Cosby is laying low right now after several women have alleged he raped them years ago.
The latest evidence is the cancellation of a planned appearance by Mr. Cosby, scheduled for Wednesday, on David Letterman’s late-night show on CBS. The show declined to say on Friday whether Mr. Cosby withdrew from the appearance or the show made the decision to replace him. “We can’t comment on the booking process,” a spokeswoman for the show, Kim Izzo-Emmet, said…
On Thursday, The Washington Post posted online a first-person article by a former actress named Barbara Bowman, who said that Mr. Cosby had drugged and raped her on more than one occasion in the mid-1980s during a period of time when he was mentoring her as a young actress. That was at the same time he was starring in the biggest hit on television, “The Cosby Show.”
Ms. Bowman’s allegations follow similar charges by other women, one of whom, Andrea Constand, filed a civil suit against Mr. Cosby in 2005, which promised to include testimony from 13 other then-unnamed women. One of those was Ms. Bowman, she said in her article. The suit was settled for an undisclosed amount. Both Mr. Cosby and his attorney have issued denials of the charges at various points.[su_csky_ad]