Reported by Dr. Sinclair Grey III
Just about everyone knows that Bill Cosby is in hot water as of recent. The American-dad from The Cosby Show is facing allegations of seχual assault and rαpe. His reputation as well as his character are being called into question.
Because of the iconic stature of Cosby, many of his fans are confused as what to think of him. They remember seeing him on Fat Albert and The Cosby Show in a manner that’s pleasant, funny, and adorable. However, with these recent allegations, fans are not sure what to think. And to make matters even more confusing, Cosby has not said a word about these allegations. Through his lawyer, he is virtually dismissing them.
With the recent development of Cosby’s allegations, it has been reported that TV Land will stop airing reruns of The Cosby Show indefinitely. In addition to this, NBC has halted a Cosby comedy that was underdevelopment.
Even though NBC, TV Land, and Netflix are distancing themselves from Cosby, it appears as though Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University, is remaining close to him. According to a report in Dailymail.co.uk, the college says Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him. The TV icon has been on the Board of Trustee’s since 1982.
Cosby is 77-years-old and at least one of the allegations brought against him are from 30 years ago.
Here’s something you need to know:
In 2006, Cosby settled a lawsuit filed by a former Temple employee who alleged he drugged and fondled her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion. He was represented by Patrick O’Connor, chairman of Temple’s board of trustees.
All of Cosby’s past actions (alleged) came to light via comedian, Hannibal Buress. It was through his comedy routine that Cosby is in the spotlight. A story published in Huffington Post says, “This is the first time in his 13-year comedy career that his material has generated major controversy. In fact, he noted that he had been performing the bit about Cosby ‘off and on for six months before it went viral.”