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Bill Cosby Reason Celebrities Battle Insurance Problems

5/16/2016 11:44am EDT
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Bill Cosby's alleged criminal actions has made it a lot harder for celebrities and athletes to get insurance companies to write them decent policies that protect them from lawsuits.

TMZ reports that "various well connected sources in the insurance industry" tell them that the massive number of accusations and lawsuits against Cosby has scared insurance companies because they see that the comedian's insurance provider may have to fork out tens of millions of dollars to his alleged victims.

Bill Cosby -- Celebs Blacklisted By Insurance Companies Because of 'Cosby Effect'

Bill Cosby's Wife Refused To Answer 98 Questions In Deposition

3/9/2016 7:41pm EST
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Camille Cosby, wife of comedian Bill Cosby, refused to answer questions at least 98 times during her recent deposition for her husband's defamation lawsuit, citing attorney-client or marital privilege each time.

Cosby had been ordered to testify in a lawsuit filed by seven women who claim that Bill Cosby defamed them after they said that he had sexually assaulted them, the Washington Post reports.

Camille, 71, repeatedly refused to answer whether or not she was aware of the various lawsuits facing her husband. The deposition became public when a transcript was filed earlier this week in M...

Will Camille Cosby Have To Testify Against Her Husband?

2/21/2016 6:44pm EST
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Camille Cosby has filed an emergency motion to delay her deposition in her husband's defamation case after a federal judge ordered her to testify on Friday.

Page Six reports that the motion filed late Saturday says Camille Cosby's deposition scheduled for Monday should be delayed because she "has had no involvement with the facts or allegations underlying this case."

The motion goes on to argue that Camille's testimony would cause "an unnecessary media circus and personal security threat that serves no purpose other than to harass and embarrass her."

The move from Cosby's legal team come...

Bill Cosby Goes After Accuser In New Lawsuit

2/19/2016 8:52am EST
Bill Cosby Demands Money Back From Accuser In Sexual Assault Cas
Bill Cosby went on the offensive against one of his sexual assault accusers this week by suing her because she talked to the police about her case. Yes, really.

Cosby paid Andrea Constand to settle a civil lawsuit related to the woman's sexual assault allegations against the comedian in 2005. That settlement apparently had a confidentiality agreement that Cosby is now claiming Constand violated when she agreed to be interviewed by police last year, according to the New York Times. Police reopened the case after more than 50 women came forward with sexual assault allegations against the com...

Bill Cosby's Medal To Be Revoked?

1/9/2016 7:40pm EST
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Bill Cosby has faced allegations of sexual misconduct for years but was only charged with a crime for the first time late last month in relation to a 2004 incident. Now, an Arizona Congressman is trying to get the comedian's Presidential Medal of Freedom revoked because of Cosby's admission under oath that he obtained drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with.

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz, announced plans to introduce the legislation Friday. It asks for President Obama to revoke Cosby's medal, the nation's highest civilian honor.

“I am sick and tired of watching the rapid decline of ou...

Floyd Mayweather Comments On Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Claims

1/8/2016 12:31pm EST
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TMZ caught up with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and asked him about the Bill Cosby situation. The boxer says that there are much more important things to worry about than justice for the women who have accused Cosby of rape.

Mayweather says, instead, people should focus on police brutality.

"Racism still exists. That’s no different from the Bill Cosby situation,” Floyd said. “What he did is not right, but there’s so much police brutality out there and things we don’t talk about. There’s a lot of young black males and females being killed by police, being beat up by police. Those are the thing...

No Charges For Bill Cosby In LA County?

1/7/2016 9:15am EST
Los Angeles District Attorney Won't Charge Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby won't face any additional criminal charges from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. L.A. prosecutors declined to charge Cosby on Wednesday night, citing both expiration of the statute of limitations and insufficient evidence.

Per ABC News, after investigating two separate Jane Doe claims against the comedian - one from 1965 and one from 2008 - the District Attorney's office filed court documents stating that the statute of limitations had expired for possible charges of forcible rape, misdemeanor sexual battery or misdemeanor indecent exposure.

Prosecutors then d...

Did Whoopi Defend Bill Cosby Again?

1/5/2016 12:18pm EST
Whoopi Goldberg Talks Bill Cosby Arrest On 'The View', Says 'We
Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault in Montgomery County, PA on December 30. It's the first time Cosby has faced any legal ramifications over the numerous allegations that he repeatedly drugged and raped multiple women over the last 50 years.

Plenty of pundits are weighing in on the news and that included the women of 'The View' and Whoopi Goldberg on Monday.

You may recall that Goldberg stoked controversy last year when she defended Cosby after the allegations first came up. She didn't do anything quite so brazen yesterday, but her choice of words was still interesting.

"I want e...

Bill Cosby Faces Jail Time In 2004 Assault Case, 'America's Dad' To Be Arraigned Wednesday

12/30/2015 12:56pm EST
Will Bill Cosby Serve Time In Jail? 'America's Dad' Faces Jail T
Just days before the statute of limitations is due to run out, comedian Bill Cosby was charged with drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand, now 42, at his Pennsylvania mansion 12 years ago.

According to People, an arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for the man who played Dr. Cliff Huxtable for eight years on the Cosby Show. Known to many as "America's Dad," the 78-year-old is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday afternoon on a charge of aggravated indecent assault. The Chicago Tribune states that the charge is punishable by five to 10 years in jail...

Bill Cosby Couldn't Have Drugged & Assaulted Women Because He's Legally Blind?

12/28/2015 10:19am EST
Bill Cosby Claims He's 'Legally And Functionally Blind' - Does C
In a new defamation lawsuit against model Beverly Johnson, Bill Cosby claims he's "legally and functionally blind." The National Enquirer reports that Cosby, 78, is using the condition to prove that he is incapable of drugging and assaulting women.

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of attacking them over the past 43 years. Johnson, 63, claims that the former "Cosby Show" star drugged her in her Manhattan townhouse in the 1980s.

Cosby's lawsuit claims the following: "Mr. Cosby has suffered from a degenerative eye condition for years … for over a year, [he] has been legally and function...

Bill Cosby Claims His Accusers Ruined His Reputation, Now He's Suing Them

12/14/2015 11:19pm EST
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More than 40 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault and now the 78-year-old comedian is fighting back, claiming that the women have ruined his reputation and caused him to lose out on lucrative contracts with NBC and Netflix.

On Monday, Cosby's legal team confirmed that a countersuit was filed against seven women who are suing him for defamation, calling their accusations "malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory."

Cosby has been accused of assaulting dozens of women over the course of four decades, with some of the women claiming he drugged them or supplied them with d...

Producer Hopes People Can Separate Sex Scandal From 'Cosby Show' Legacy

8/2/2015 3:01pm EDT
'Cosby Show' Producer Hopes Show's Historical Significance Will
Television producer Tom Werner says that he's hopeful that fans of The Cosby Show will be still be able to enjoy the show in light of the recent Bill Cosby sex scandal.

Werner, who co-produced Cosby's show with Marcy Carsey, still believes that it's "one of the most groundbreaking shows" ever, although it's "kind of tarnished" thanks to the dozens of women who have come out with accusations that Cosby drugged them and raped them.

"I do think the show is one of the most groundbreaking shows in television. Hopefully people can distinguish between the show and Bill. I think about all the gre...

Nearly Three Dozen Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories In New York Magazine

7/27/2015 6:57pm EDT
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Nearly three dozen women from all walks of life have landed on the cover of the latest issue of New York Magazine. The reason? All of them have accused actor Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them.

From waitresses to former supermodels, each woman tells her own story -- all of which "have remarkable similarities" -- of how the disgraced comedian drugged them with quaaludes and had sex (or tried to) with them.

35 of the 46 women who came out with accusations against Cosby after comedian Hannibal Buress called the once beloved TV star a "rapist" during a stand-up comedy routine posed for th...

New Evidence Against Bill Cosby Surfaces

7/19/2015 3:15pm EDT
Bill Cosby Reportedly Paid Women To Keep Their Sexual Trysts Sec
When the allegations that beloved actor Bill Cosby had drugged and raped multiple women first came out, some of Cosby's friends were quick to say that he has never been convicted of a crime. But things took a turn earlier this month when it was reported that Cosby admitted to giving drugs to women for sex in a deposition for one of the cases brought against him.

Now, further details have come out about the sworn testimony Cosby gave in 2005. Cosby reportedly admitted to paying women after sex in order to keep the affairs from his wife, and said that he was skilled at understanding non-verb...

'Cosby' Star Says Bill Is Guilty

7/15/2015 8:40am EDT
'The Cosby Show' Actor Joseph C. Phillips Said Bill Cosby Is Gui
Joseph C. Phillips. who portrayed Bill Cosby's son-in-law Martin Kendall on "The Cosby Show" has taken to his blog to declare that the comedian is indeed guilty of "playing around."

Phillips, who portrayed Lisa Bonet's (Denise) husband on the beloved NBC series, said on his blog titled "Faith, Family, Freedom" that Cosby was known to have a wandering eye, but asks the actor to retire from show business and allow fans like himself, a chance to continue to remember the comedian with fondness.

"Bill, you have a family who loves you, a wife who is devoted to you; you have more money than you ...

Janice Dickinson Wants An Apology From Bill Cosby [WATCH]

7/9/2015 11:34am EDT
Janice Dickinson On Bill Cosby Quaalude Admission: 'I Want An Ap
Following Bill Cosby's admission in 2005 that he did obtain Quaalude's to have sex with women, Janice Dickinson wants an apology from the beleaguered comedian.

"I don't know how to feel. I don't have the strength at the moment until each and every one of the women that have accused Bill Cosby, along with myself and a few other women -- I want an apology for each and every one of us in order for my soul to heal," Dickinson told "Entertainment Tonight."

The former model spoke out in light of court documents where Cosby admitted as part of a deposition in a civil suit that he obtained Quaal...

Whoopi Goldberg Says Calling Bill Cosby A Rapist Is A Snap Judgment

7/8/2015 12:27am EDT
Whoopi Goldberg: Bill Cosby Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Bill Cosby doesn't have many supporters these days. That's what happens when numerous women come forward to claim that you drugged and raped them. There have been a few holdouts who have stayed loyal to Cosby, and to be fair, he hasn't been convicted of any criminal charges. But this week's report that Cosby himself admitted to buying drugs for the purpose of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with would pretty much shut the book on this one, right? Not according to actress Whoopi Goldberg.

Goldberg, who has stuck up for Cosby more than once throughout the ongoing scandal, once ag...

Bill Cosby Admits It: He Bought Drugs, Gave Them To Women

7/6/2015 10:31pm EDT
Bill Cosby Quaaludes: Bill Admits Buying Drugs, Giving Them To W
Bill Cosby himself has confirmed it- he once purchased drugs with the intent of giving them to women for sex. The admission comes from the AP, who went to court in search of a deposition from a previous court case, when a Temple University employee named Andrea Constand accused Cosby of sexual abuse. After pressure from the AP, the court did in fact release a small portion of the deposition- and now we know the truth.

In the deposition, which took place in 2005, Cosby admitted to purchasing quaaludes and giving "pills" (which Cosby claims were Benadryl) to Constand. Here's the exact text f...

Another Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Sues Bill Cosby

5/21/2015 9:07am EDT
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Former supermodel Janice Dickinson is the latest alleged sexual assault victim to file a lawsuit against Bill Cosby.

Last November, Dickinson opened up publicly about the comedian's inappropriate behavior, claiming he plied her with wine and a mystery pill after she complained of stomach pains during a business dinner with him in Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 1982. The model had reportedly been meeting with the actor to discuss a role on "The Cosby Show."

Dickinson said she woke up naked the next morning and recalled: "I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man...

Hannibal Buress Crushes Heckler (Watch)

4/1/2015 8:02am EDT
Watch Hannibal Buress Take Down A Drunk Heckler
Hannibal Buress has gone viral again, but this time it has nothing to do with Bill Cosby.

Buress, the comedian who brought the many rape allegations against Bill Cosby back into the public consciousness after calling him out during one his stand up routines, was performing his show in Delaware recently when a drunk member of the audience started yelling at him.

Buress stopped the show and turned his full focus onto the heckler, immediately asking him "why can't you hold your liquor?" That got the crowd on the comedian's side, and he used the momentum to destroy the heckler for the next t...

Why Is Chelsea Handler Convinced That Bill Cosby Is Guilty Of Sexual Assault?

3/26/2015 4:06pm EDT
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Chelsea Handler has revealed that she nearly became one of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual abuse victims a decade ago when she and the comedian were staying in the same Atlantic City, New Jersey, hotel.

Handler and actor Nick Offerman share the cover of the latest issue of Esquire magazine and during their x-rated chat with the magazine she recalled the story and said if she hadn't brought along a few friends when she was invited up to the fallen star's hotel suite, she may have been "Cosbyed" herself.

Handler and Offerman were asked about sex in committed relationships when the Parks and Rec...

Another Woman Comes Forward With New Bill Cosby Rape Allegation

1/27/2015 1:47pm EST
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A former Hollywood executive has come out and accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her.

Cindra Ladd, the wife of Oscar-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr. ("Braveheart"), wrote an editorial called "Cosby: 'Trust Me'" for the Huffington Post on Monday, accusing Cosby of raping her in 1969, when she was just 21-years-old.

Ladd's story is very similar to those of over two dozen others who have come forward. She and Cosby became friends and would occasionally hang out, watching TV and movies with her roommate.

"He acted like a perfect gentleman," she says, until one night they met u...

Jay Leno Believes The Women Who Accused Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

1/22/2015 8:19am EST
Jay Leno Wonders Why Is It's 'So Hard to Believe' Bill Cosby Acc
When asked about the sexual assault allegations Bill Cosby, Jay Leno said on Wednesday he couldn't understand why some of the public has a difficult time beliving the accounts of nearly 30 women.

He attended a Q&A session at the NAPTE conference in Miami, Fla., and was asked by comedian Tom Papa to comment on the sexual assault allegations.

"I don’t know why it’s so hard to believe women,” Leno said. "You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25."

On Tuesday, Larry Wilmore Kicked off his tenure on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show" also addres...

Who Is Larry Wilmore And Why Does He Hate Bill Cosby?

1/21/2015 12:22pm EST
Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: 'That Mother F---er Did It' (Watch)
Larry Wilmore started off his tenure on Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show" with a bang, by addressing the beleagured life and career of Bill Cosby.

The 52-year-old writer/commentator used his second night on the job to take aim at what he called the "hurricane of horrors" surrounding Cosby.

"Tonight, we're talking Bill Cosby," Wilmore stated. "We'll ask the question, 'Did he do it?' The answer will be yes."

"There's a statute of limitations on the charges, but there's no statue of limitations on my opinion, and I'm telling you that motherf***er did it!"

"Why aren't people listening t...

Network Permanently Severs Ties With Cosby

1/17/2015 5:13pm EST
NBC Boycotts Bill Cosby
NBC's president announced on Friday that the network will never work with Bill Cosby again. Over the past few months, over 30 women have come forward claiming the actor/comedian drugged and/or sexually assaulted them. He has denied all wrongdoing.

Cosby is most known for his hit 1980s NBC comedy "The Cosby Show, " but Robert Greenblatt has made it clear that the star is no longer welcome on the network.

When asked by reporters on Friday if executives at NBC have decided against working with Cosby again, Greenblatt responded, "I think it's safe to say".

NBC canceled plans to develop a new...

Bill Cosby's Attorney Fights Back Against Latest Accusations

1/17/2015 10:30am EST
Attorney: Bill Cosby Wasn't At Playboy Mansion On Night Of Alleg
Bill Cosby's attorney has slammed model Chloe Goins' accusations of sexual assault, claiming he has proof that the comedian wasn't present at the Playboy Mansion on the night of the alleged incident.

Goins says the actor gave her a spiked drink at the mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif., during Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's Midsummer's Night party in August, 2008. She claims she woke up naked with Cosby sucking her toes and pleasuring himself.

Earlier this week, she filed a report with the police, even though the statute of limitations for all sexual assaults except rape is six years.


Another Bill Cosby Accuser Files Criminal Charges

1/15/2015 8:56am EST
Model Meets With Los Angeles Police To Pursue Charges Against Bi
Los Angeles police have interviewed Chloe Goins, who accused Bill Cosby of drugging her and sexually assaulting her in 2008. The model made a formal complaint against the comedian, claiming he attacked her at the Playboy mansion when she was 18.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, Goins said Cosby gave her a drink and "everything kind of went a little foggy." When she woke up, she was naked in a bedroom, and Cosby was sucking her toes and masturbating. When she confronted him, he ran out of the room.

On Wednesday, Goins and her attorney met authorities to pursue criminal charges against Co...

Cosby Gets Standing O During Canada Show

1/9/2015 7:19am EST
Bill Cosby Gets Standing Ovation During First Night In Canada, T
Bill Cosby's stand-up performance in Ontario, Canada on Wednesday was a success for the comedian despite all the recent backlash against him.

Cosby received a standing ovation despite protesters outside Kitchener's Centre In The Square venue holding up posters with slogans reading, among other things, "rape is no joke."

Prior to the show, three more women came forward with accusations against the comedian, who has seen over two dozen women allege that he drugged them by spiking alcoholic beverages and then raped them.

That group of women includes models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johns...

Phylicia Rashad Comes to Bill Cosby's Defense

1/7/2015 8:25am EST
Phylicia Rashad Slams 'Orchestrated' Allegations Against Bill Co
Phylicia Rashad believes the sexual abuse allegations against her former co-star Bill Cosby were "orchestrated" to destroy his legacy. Rashad, 66, starred with the actor/comedian on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. More than 20 women have come forward, claiming Cosby abused and/or drugged them, but Rashad claims she never witnessed such inappropriate behavior.

She told, "Forget these women... What you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it's orchestrated. I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy. And it's a legacy that is so important to t...

25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of The Year

12/30/2014 7:06am EST
25 Biggest Entertainment Stories Of 2014
2014 was a big year in entertainment -- there were sex scandals, star-studded weddings, arrests, nude photo leaks and cyber attacks, as well as a fist fight in an elevator.

Which stars and entertainment stories made the biggest headlines in 2014?

In January, Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), driving with an over six month expired license and resisting arrest without violence. That same month, Bieber was busted for throwing eggs at his neighbor's home in Calabasas, Calif., causing thousands of dollars of damage.