Roseanne Barr has introduced a new face to the growing sexual assault scandal surrounding her fellow comedian Bill Cosby.
The former “Roseanne” star weighed in on the numerous accusations against Cosby via Twitter late Tuesday night, publishing a bloody photo of herself with some controversial commentary on the situation.
“Got a chemical peel to look more sexier. Joked about tussling Cosby,” Barr wrote in a caption for the photo.
The image was published as Cosby finds himself buried in a mountain of allegations, with more than a dozen women coming forward with accusations in recent weeks. Many of the claims involve Cosby allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting the women in question.
Got a chemical peel to look more sexier. Joked about tussling cosby pic.twitter.com/2tiRMy3WEj
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 26, 2014
The often-outspoken Barr didn’t stop with the photo. She also linked to a 2006 Philadelphia Inquirer article stating that Cosby had made an agreement with the National Enquirer that granted him the right to edit a story in which he defended himself against accusations that he had sexually assaulted a former Temple University official.
“Cosby’s deal w tabloids,” Barr commented on the article. In another tweet, the actress wrote, “1 way ‘stars’ can avoid being in th tabloids is by making a deal with th tabs & agreeing 2 phone in stories abt other stars as anon source.”
Barr also linked to the biography of Cosby spokesperson David Brokaw (who, according to the biography, had also represented Barr at some point).
The actress linked to the biography without comment, though the bio does contain one passage that would seem to pertain to the controversy that Cosby currently finds himself embroiled in.
“Given his savvy, experience and steadfast integrity, it is not surprising that Brokaw has also been called upon to redeem the careers of major public figures experiencing travails in their public lives. Celebrities from Roseanne to Jim Bakker have utilized his services in expert crisis management, often behind the scenes, to help them through their most difficult periods,” the biography reads in part. “Since 1974, he has been the Cosby Family’s official spokesman through sometimes tragic and trying times.”
In the wake of the mounting accusations against the 77-year-old comedian, Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer released a statement saying: “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.
“These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years,” Singer claimed.