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Rev. Al Sharpton Says Bill Cosby Needs To Address Rape Allegations

Bill Cosby The Rev. Al Sharpton said that embattled comedian Bill Cosby must “answer to someone” about the myriad allegations of drugging and raping women, instead of remaining silent.

“I’m very disappointed with him,” Sharpton told The New York Post. “He needs to talk to somebody. . . He has to answer to someone.”

Allegations against Cosby resurfaced shortly after a video of Hannibal Buress’ stand-up routine about Cosby’s sexual abuse history went viral. Nine women have publicly made accusations against Cosby, according to CNN reports.

Cosby has not commented on the allegations. During interviews with NPR and The Associated Press this month, Cosby said he would not address the allegations when asked.

It all started when Buress joked about Cosby’s self-righteousness. He went on to say, “If you didn’t know about it, trust me. You leave here and Google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ It’s not funny. That s**t has more results than Hannibal Buress,” he joked.

He didn’t expect his comments to go viral, he said on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show.

Cosby has a performance tonight in Melbourne, Fl., at the King Center for the Performing Arts. 

Upcoming performances at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas on Nov. 28th, and an April 11th show at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Ill., have been cancelled.

The cancellation in Las Vegas was “by mutual agreement,” but the show in Champaign was cancelled by the theater, according to USA Today.

“Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment,” said John P. Schmidt, Cosby’s attorney, in a statement after the NPR interview.

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12 thoughts on “Rev. Al Sharpton Says Bill Cosby Needs To Address Rape Allegations

  1. Ked Her says:

    Rev. Al Sharpton need to mind his own business.

  2. Richard Baker says:

    Al Sharpton should stay in his own cesspool where he belongs. Bill Crosby is an honorable man, and I for one believe would not do this and he shouldn't not say a word. If he didn't have a dime these "women" and their maggot attorney would not exist.

  3. people need to stop calling him REV he is not a leader of ours.

  4. Carleen Wilson says:

    Sharpton, (UNCLE}

  5. Ralph Watts says:

    This comment is about African Americans. The fortunate ones have left where they originated. They think they have becomed better than the unfortunate ones. If you learn what happen after Noah and the Art; you will realize this nation will always be the same. God punish Moses sister for what did because his wife had darker skin. The Israelites with dark skin are not with the others. So you see its always the same. So many things happen that not in the news. Our singers

  6. Ralph Watts says:

    If we let lust get started within a nation, then we start searching for foreign husbands and wives. Then this nation looses their dignity. Foreign husbands and wives are mistakes unforgivenly.

  7. David Thrower says:

    The reason Sharpton doesn't defend Bill Cosby is because Cosby disagrees with his stands on things – Cosby has always said that Blacks need to account for their behavior in some instances, while Sharpton encourages bad behavior and reinforces stereotypes. What is REALLY disgraceful about all this though is that Cosby is probably not even guilty of anything, yet Al Sharpton is nothing but a crook and a tax fraud.

  8. David Thrower says:

    The reason Sharpton doesn't defend Bill Cosby is because Cosby disagrees with his stands on things – Cosby has always said that Blacks need to account for their behavior in some instances, while Sharpton encourages bad behavior and reinforces stereotypes. What is REALLY disgraceful about all this though is that Cosby is probably not even guilty of anything, yet Al Sharpton is nothing but a crook and a tax fraud.

  9. David Thrower says:

    I agree 100% Richard – I don't even think Cosby is guilty of those things either, honestly.

  10. David Thrower says:

    I agree 100% Richard – I don't even think Cosby is guilty of those things either, honestly.

  11. David Thrower says:

    Sharpton isn't even a legitimate minister anyway, is he?

  12. David Thrower says:

    Sharpton isn't even a legitimate minister anyway, is he?

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