Raven-Symone, who rose to fame with Cosby in the hit television sitcom “The Cosby Show”, revealed that she was molested years ago and have filed molestation charges against Bill Cosby.
There are whispers that Cosby wouldn’t allow Raven-Symone in the production of the last season of his show, but abruptly changed his mind. It was never revealed what changed his original intentions.
Cosby’s attorney issued a statement saying the accusers are rehashing “decade-old, discredited” allegations.
Lawyer John Schmitt said the fact that the allegations are being repeated “does not make them true.” But this particular accusation is interesting. We have a very successful star in Raven-Symone who doesn’t look to need any press or financial reward. Which makes us think that Cosby has a really shady past.
Cosby has never been criminally charged with sexual assault, but he did settle a civil case in 2006 brought by Temple University employee Andrea Constand who claimed he drugged and groped her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion.
Differences between the two were “resolved to the mutual satisfaction” of both Cosby and Constand, according to a new statement issued Monday by their lawyers.
The media has since found some interesting clips from Cosby’s past. Now, the Village Voice unearthed audio clips from the comedian’s ninth comedy album, “It’s True! It’s True,” which was released in 1969. An unfortunately titled compilation given the current headlines, the album includes a disturbing track of Cosby describing his long-standing desire to drug women and take advantage of them.
In the routine, Cosby describes his childhood fascination with a drug, “Spanish fly,” that supposedly makes women go crazy (or renders them incapacitated) if slipped into a drink. He says his fascination continued into adulthood, when he and “I Spy” co-star Robert Culp had the opportunity to go to Spain — and he became hopeful he might finally get his hands on some Spanish fly. Cosby describes how Culp, too, wanted to get his hands on the drug.