Thanks to new allegations of rape against the comedian, Netflix has decided to postpone its planned Bill Cosby stand-up special, “Bill Cosby 77,” in which he was to bring his singular point of view and comedy to his favorite topics: relationships, marriage and children. Taped at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on Cosby’s 77th birthday, and directed by Robert Townsend, the concert was to premiere only on Netflix on Friday, November 28.
It appears that won’t happen anymore – at least, it won’t premiere on the 28th, unless something changes between now and then.
The move comes after Cosby’s scheduled appearances on “The Queen Latifah Show” and “The Late Show” were also canceled. It leaves NBC, and its planned comedy series with Cosby, which is scheduled to premiere in 2015. The network has yet to make any public statements about the accusations, but one can only assume that they will have to eventually.
Sergio asked whether NBC should go ahead with the series in a piece published earlier this month here.
The latest person to accuse Cosby of rape is former supermodel and “America’s Next Top Model” judge Janice Dickinson, who claims Cosby assaulted her in 1982.
Meanwhile, Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, responded to Dickinson’s statements on Tuesday, calling them “a defamatory fabrication” in a letter to TheWrap.