11:29am PT by Ashley Lee
Bill Cosby Rape Allegations: Hollywood Reacts
Hollywood is reacting to the newly surfaced allegations of decades-old sexual assault that have come out against Bill Cosby — one of the accusers now being former supermodel Janice Dickinson.
Piers Morgan penned a column on the topic for the U.K.'s Daily Mail, Patton Oswalt condemned the comedian on social media, and just after NBC announced the decision to scrap plans for a family show starring Cosby, Roseanne Barr tweeted, "Y did they dump the Cosby sitcom? has something happened? I can't wait 4 spanish fly flavored jello pops 2 hit shelves 4 Xmas! ... maybe Woody Allen or Roman Polanski could b persuaded2 write a part4 Bill Cosby in 1 of their new movies?"
Netflix has also shelved its Thanksgiving comedy special, yet Cosby has remained silent, canceling appearances on The Queen Latifah Show and Late Show With David Letterman, and refusing to respond to questions about the claims during an NPR interview. His social media team's recent challenge led to followers creating memes about the accusations.
See how Hollywood is reacting to the controversy, as well as the social media snafu and decisions on the project.
Y did they dump the Cosby sitcom? has something happened? I can't wait 4 spanish fly flavored jello pops 2 hit shelves 4 Xmas! @KateAurthur— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 19, 2014
it might be time for #billCosby to condemn the state of Israel so he can get back into the good graces of Hollywood!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 19, 2014
You were the first reason I wanted to do comedy. I'll always marvel at your genius onstage. But here's where we say goodbye, Bill Cosby.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 19, 2014
Bill Cosby, Don Lemon & Uber's CEO walk into a bar...just kidding...it's a bus that takes them away so we never hear from them again— Lewis Kay (@lewkay) November 19, 2014
Bill Cosby gave me one of those "don't be dirty" lectures but I was unconscious & he was talking about my a-hole— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 20, 2014
If I could rewrite my last tweet I'd edit it thus:— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 20, 2014
Bill Cosby gave me one of those "don't be dirty" lectures but I was rendered unconscious.— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 20, 2014
not to take anything away from bill cosby's campaign to be satan but the bum fights guys mailed dead baby parts to their friends. as a goof.— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 19, 2014
I found this old quote from Bill Cosby that I guess no one thought was weird. "I put the pill in pillow talk." - Bill Cosby— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) November 19, 2014
The next season of @Serial should definitely be about Bill Cosby.— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) November 16, 2014
Never meet your heroes. Also, hope they don't live long enough for you to find out about all the people they've raped.— Alex Blagg (@alexblagg) November 19, 2014
Cosby rape allegations are classic case of he said/she she she she she she she she she she she she she she she said > http://t.co/gxhZ0ziS5i— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 19, 2014
I'd just like to this time to pour some out for Bill Cosby's social media director.— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) November 11, 2014
For the first time in 40 years, Charles Manson is having a much better week than Bill Cosby.— sean oconnor (@seanoconnz) November 19, 2014
More to come.