Syndicated daytime talker accused of having “cold feet” surrounding actor and comedian’s appearance
“Mr. Cosby’s scheduled appearance on ‘The
TMZ reported on Thursday that the show canceled Cosby’s appearance after his history of being accused of raping 13 women was brought up by comedian Hannibal Buress during a stand-up performance last week.
Buress’ statement stems from a 2006 case with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee who said Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Philadelphia-area mansion in 2004. Constand’s lawyers found 13 witnesses with similar claims of sexual assault, drugging and or abuse by the TV star, though the statute of limitations on all their charges had expired. Cosby ended up settling with Constand under undisclosed terms.
Cosby has never been charged for sexual assault. Representatives for Cosby have yet to respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.