Following a string of sexual assault allegations resurfacing in recent weeks, Bill Cosby’s legacy as one of pop culture’s most iconic and influential figures have faced public scrutiny. To date a total of 15 women, including supermodel Janice Dickinson, have accused Cosby of sexual assault.
And though the legendary comedian has yet to address the claims, NBC network has decided to pull the plug on a developing Cosby sitcom, which also resulted in TV Land’s decision to stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” and Netflix postponing the launch of a forthcoming stand-up special.
Such actions stemming from the growing list of accusations have some questioning whether Hollywood has distanced itself from the 77-year-old comedian, while former co-stars dismissing assault rumors.
With that said, we asked for your thoughts, feelings and opinions on the series of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Here are some of the responses we received, in addition to a few celebrity reactions:
“I defend Dr. Cosby until God, or DNA says different! Why not bash a black Icon?! Amerikkka eats it's young and old.” -- Luqman A Sudan
“I don't know what to believe ,but I do have a problem with why wait so many years to tell...... you could have save and protected the other 14 the motives sound malicious.” -- Jelecia ImmaStylist King
“Kind of suspicious. With due respect if it's true follow the law, otherwise it is sad indeed. Why the silence until now?” -- Peter Odeh
“It's not weird at all that he hasn't spoken out. It would be very naive to think that words don't get twisted by the media. He's doing it right. If he ends up going to trial, he'll have ample opportunity to testify” -- Stephanie Denise Vault-Bey
“I don't know if it's true, partially true, or a total lie, but waiting over 30 years to report it!?!? The stories don't make sense and to treat this old man like a criminal based on some ancient allegations with no proof is crazy! What is really going on here???” -- Leslie Brown-Spear