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How W. Kamau Bell Feels About Bill Cosby’s Announced Return to Stand-Up Stage

Sundance kicked off its fest with a mountain-chic opening night fundraiser whose slate of honorees included We Need to Talk About Cosby creator W. Kamau Bell. The comic and filmmaker, who picked up the nonfiction Vanguard Award presented by Acura at the IMDbPro-presented event, offered his take on the news that disgraced comedian Bill Cosby […]

As New York Suspends Time Constraints On Sexual Abuse Claims, a Wave of Lawsuits Arrive In Courts

As Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing looms and Danny Masterson moves toward a retrial, a new phase in #Metoo-era litigation is underway in New York as a result of the state’s Adult Survivors Act — and a case involving former president Donald Trump is one of the first to test its limits. The ASA was signed by […]

Bill Cosby Considering Return to Touring in 2023

Bill Cosby is eyeing a return to the comedy stage after a sexual assault conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in June 2021. On Wednesday, the comedian and onetime TV star hinted at a return to touring in 2023 while being interviewed by Scott Spears on his WGH Talk radio show. “Yes. Yes […]

Bill Cosby, NBCUniversal Sued Over Rape Allegations Dating Back to ‘The Cosby Show’

Five women are suing Bill Cosby and multiple companies involved with The Cosby Show under a New York law that temporarily suspends the statute of limitations on sexual assault claims. The suit alleges the companies facilitated sexual assault by “bestowing Bill Cosby with power or the appearance of power at The Cosby Show and beyond.” […]

Bill Cosby Argues for New Trial After Losing Sex Assault Lawsuit

Lawyers for Bill Cosby argued Thursday that Judy Huth’s revision of details of her case — namely, the year she was sexually assaulted — unfairly denied the comedian the chance to investigate and interview witnesses who could have corroborated his defense. Jennifer Bonjean, representing Cosby, argued that the 11th-hour correction warrants a new trial. A […]

Civil Jury Finds Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Judy Huth in 1975

Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Judy Huth, who is now 64, and awarded her $500,000. Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he […]

Bill Cosby Accuser Judy Huth Moves for Judge to Decide Her Case Over Jury

Plaintiffs in sexual assault cases typically opt for jurors to hear their cases over a judge, but Bill Cosby accuser Judy Huth has waived her right to a jury trial. In a heated Friday morning hearing, attorneys for Huth and Cosby sparred over a request for L.A. Judge Craig Karlan to decide the fate of […]

Supreme Court Won’t Review Decision That Freed Bill Cosby

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday without comment that it would not review Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, leaving him a free man and ending a two-decade legal drama that shifted the cultural landscape, destroyed the groundbreaking Black actor’s reputation, and sent him to prison for several years in his late 70s. The high court […]

Johnny Brown, Comedian, Singer and ‘Good Times’ Actor, Dies at 84

Johnny Brown, the easygoing actor, comedian and singer best known for portraying the housing project superintendent Nathan Bookman on Good Times, has died. He was 84. Brown died Wednesday, his daughter, actress Sharon Catherine Brown, announced on Instagram. “Our family is devastated. Devastated. Devastated. Beyond heartbroken. Barely able to breathe,” she wrote. View this post on Instagram […]

Bill Cosby Can Plead the Fifth in Civil Sexual Assault Suit, Judge Rules

When his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s highest court, Bill Cosby theoretically became constrained in his ability to invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself. Attorneys for Judy Huth, who sued in 2014 claiming the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion, moved to depose Cosby after the […]

W. Kamau Bell’s ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’: TV Review | Sundance 2022

Bell's four-part Showtime docuseries explores Bill Cosby's legacy as a TV icon and a convicted predator, showing how his fame, influence and criminality were all connected.

First Trailer for W. Kamau Bell’s Bill Cosby Documentary, ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

Below is the first official full trailer for the upcoming four-part Showtime documentary series We Need to Talk About Cosby. The project, from Emmy winner W. Kamau Bell (United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell), promises an in-depth look at the revolutionary career and the fall of “America’s Dad,” Bill Cosby. “Do not edit […]