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CBS, Gloria Allred Team for Legal Drama Inspired by Firebrand Attorney

1 September 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Here’s one potential drama series that probably won’t wind up on Bill Cosby’s DVR.

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CBS is joining forces with civil-rights lawyer and media magnet Gloria Allred to develop a fictional drama series loosely based on her life and work. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.

Girls scribe Deborah Schoeneman is penning the script.

Allred’s high-profile clients through the years include the family of Nicole Brown Simpson, Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel, more than a dozen of »

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Bill Cosby Allegations Have Made Lisa Bonet ‘Disgusted and Concerned,’ According to Daughter Zoe Kravitz

25 August 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Cosby Show” star Lisa Bonet has yet to offer up any comment on the mounting allegations against Bill Cosby, but her daughter Zoe Kravitz has assured Bonet is “disgusted and concerned.” In a recent interview with The Guardian, Kravitz said that although her mother tends to stay silent on the scandal, she is every bit as disgusted as everyone else. “She hasn’t, she really hasn’t ,” the 26-year-old actress said. “She’d plead the fifth, even to me. I think she’s just staying out of it. She’s just as disgusted and concerned as everyone else is, but »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Zoë Kravitz Says Lisa Bonet Is ''Disgusted'' by Bill Cosby Allegations, Explains Why Her Mother Has Not Spoken Out

24 August 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Many have expressed their opinion about the shocking Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations, but one woman who has stayed silent is former Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet.  "She hasn't, she really hasn't. She'd plead the fifth, even to me. I think she's just staying out of it," Bonet's 26-year-old daughter Zoë Kravitz told the U.K.'s Guardian when asked if her mother has discussed the accusations with her.  "That's not to say she doesn't have an opinion, though," the Mad Max: Fury Road star continued to the publication. "She's just as disgusted and concerned as everyone else is, but I don't think she has any »

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Lisa Bonet "Disgusted" By Bill Cosby Allegations, Daughter Zoe Kravitz Says

24 August 2015 4:44 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Lisa Bonet probably won't be breaking her silence anytime soon about the sexual assault allegations against her former TV dad Bill Cosby. According to her daughter Zoe Kravitz, the Cosby Show alum is keeping her opinion to herself amid the ongoing scandal, which now involves more than 40 alleged victims. Asked in an interview with the UK's Guardian whether Bonet, 47, had discussed the allegations with her, the Mad Max: Fury Road star, 26, replied, "She hasn't, she really hasn't. She'd plead the fifth, even to me. [...] »

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Jared Fogle, Josh Duggar and Bill Cosby’s Race to the Bottom: Wrap Trends (Video)

21 August 2015 12:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Cosby, Josh Duggar and Jared Fogle all made headlines this week for various forms of sexual misconduct. Two more women came forward to accuse disgraced comedian Bill Cosby of wrongdoing on Thursday, bringing his total number of accusers to two more than way too many. Over 40 women have now issued allegations that Cosby drugged and/or raped them. Meanwhile, Josh Duggar, the disgraced “19 Kids and Counting” star who in May confessed to having molested several underage girls, including his sisters, also confessed to using to meet women for extramarital affairs. Finally, Subway spokesman Jared Fogle spent his »

- Wrap Staff

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Two More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

20 August 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Following last week's allegations against Bill Cosby, two more women have come forward to accuse the comedian of sexual assault. Speaking at a press conference in New York on Thursday alongside attorney Gloria Allred, one woman, identified only as Elizabeth, says Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 1976. Elizabeth says she met Cosby on a flight from New York to L.A. when she was "barely 20" and working as a flight attendant. After he invited her to the Playboy Mansion, Elizabeth says the two went out for dinner at a Japanese restaurant, where she claims he "insisted" that she drink sake. "After that, I was completely in a trancelike state," she says. "I don’t remember how we got to his hotel room. I could barely stand up. I felt like I was going to pass out or get very sick. He made me kneel down. I don’t want to »

- Dee Lockett

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New Bill Cosby Accuser Claims ‘He Made Me Kneel Down’ During ‘Horrifying’ Ordeal

20 August 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Two more women came forward to accuse scandal-plagued comedian Bill Cosby of wrongdoing on Thursday, including one woman who said that her 1976 encounter with Cosby culminated in “the most horrifying thing that could happen to an innocent young woman.” During a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred in New York, a woman identified only as Elizabeth recalled her story. According to Elizabeth, she was “barely 20 years old” and a flight attendant for American Airlines when she met Cosby on a New York-to-Los Angeles flight. During the conference, Elizabeth claimed that Cosby gave her his number and invited her to »

- Tim Kenneally

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Bill Cosby’s ‘Kids Say Darndest Things’ Spoofed by Hannibal Buress (Video)

20 August 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Hannibal Buress is back to joking about Bill Cosby. Despite previously saying he wanted to move on from discussing Cosby, the comedian spoofed his “Kids Say the Darndest Things” on his Comedy Central show “Why? With Hannibal Buress” Wednesday. In the segment, called “Children Say Things That You Don’t Expect Them To Say Sometimes,” Buress sits down with kids for one-on-one conversations, talking about topics ranging from their favorite TV shows to Jimi Hendrix. Also read: Hannibal Buress Says Praise for Popularizing Bill Cosby Scandal 'Is Conflicting' Much like the original show, the conversations are predictably humorous, with one kid telling Buress that he. »

- Reid Nakamura

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Bill Cosby Accuser Says Comedian Is ‘Bordering On Insane’ in New TV Interview

15 August 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Heidi Thomas, a former aspiring model and actress who accused Bill Cosby of forcing himself upon her in the 1980s, opened up about her encounter with the disgraced comedian on Saturday. In an interview on Denver Post TV, Thomas explained how she met Cosby while building her acting career as well as Cosby’s ploy to have sex with her. “I stopped being a victim 30 years ago when I made the conscious decision that this was not going to affect my life,” she said. “I wanted to support them and say no they’re telling the truth, I know they are, »

- Jordan Chariton

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Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Blast Accusers for Taking ‘Nuclear Option’ in Deposition Scuffle

14 August 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Attorneys for scandal-plagued comedian Bill Cosby are firing back at some of his accusers, claiming that they’re taking the “nuclear option” in a dispute over the leak of a 2005 deposition that Cosby gave in a sexual battery case against him. Cosby’s team made the accusation in a court filing Friday, after attorneys for accusers Tamara Green, Therese Serignese and Linda Traitz asked that the comedian’s lawyers be sanctioned for requesting discovery in the release of the full deposition, which was subsequently reported on by the New York Times. “Instead of simply opposing defendant’s motion in the »

- Tim Kenneally

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Doughnut-Licker Ariana Grande Sees the Largest Jump in Unpopularity of Anyone Who Isn’t Accused of Multiple Sexual Assaults

14 August 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Q Scores has released its latest polling data on our nation's most loved and hated celebrities, and THR has a handy roundup of the stars whose disapproval ratings jumped the most in the past two years. No surprise, Bill Cosby comes out on top of the list, with Ariana Grande at No. 2. One of them has been accused of dozens of sexual assaults stretching back decades; the other is a young woman who once licked doughnuts and said she hated America. (Dr. Oz, Robin Thicke, and Adrian Peterson rounded out the top five.) Grande saw a 26-point bump in her disapproval rating, while Cosby's jumped 43 points — about twice as much. Neither Cosby nor Grande's overall disapproval ratings came close to those of Kim Kardashian (71 points) or Justin Bieber (63 points). »

- Nate Jones

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Jay Leno On Bill Cosby Scandal: “I Don’t Know How He Comes Out Of It” – TCA

13 August 2015 10:03 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After the TCA session for his CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage, the former late-night talk show host fielded reporters’ questions about fellow iconic comedian Bill Cosby. “Bill Cosby is a wonderful comedian and has always been a nice man, I feel bad about this as anybody does,” said Jay Leno, “but I don’t know how he comes out of it.” The comedian’s advice to Cosby: “I think you admit what went on.” Leno then criticized the media and how they have reported on the allegations… »

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Bill Cosby Rape Claims: Gloria Allred Brings Forth Three More Alleged Victims — Disturbing Details

12 August 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The number of women Bill Cosby has reportedly sexually abused is nearing 50. During a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 12, attorney Gloria Allred brought forth three more alleged victims, who each shared disturbing details of their alleged encounters with the 78-year-old actor. Photos: Biggest celebrity scandals  Colleen Hughes, Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, and Eden Tirl sat down with the lawyer and recounted to reporters when they crossed paths with Cosby in their twenties. According to Hughes, who was a flight attendant at the time, Cosby [...] »

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3 More Women Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexual Misconduct

12 August 2015 3:50 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In the first new accusations since 35 women appeared on the cover of New York Magazine to tell their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby, three more women came forward on Wednesday, bringing the total number of accusers up to nearly 50. In a press conference called by Gloria Allred, the trio told their stories of sexual mistreatment at Cosby's hands. Actress Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer says Cosby assaulted her out of the blue on a film set in 1971, pulling her into an empty room and forcing her to perform oral sex. She says she never came forward out of fear of hurting the career of her ex-husband, who worked at William Morris. Colleen Hughes, a flight attendant in the early '70s, claims Cosby flirted with her on a plane, then asked her out to lunch. Once they were alone in a hotel room together, she says he gave her »

- Nate Jones

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3 New Bill Cosby Accusers Reveal Explicit Details of Alleged Assaults

12 August 2015 2:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The sexual assault scandal surrounding besieged comedian Bill Cosby spread even further on Wednesday, as three new accusers, including an actress who said she appeared on “The Cosby Show,” came forward to accuse the TV legend of wrongdoing. At a press conference in attorney Gloria Allred’s Los Angeles office, the women — identified as Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer, Colleen Hughes and Eden Tirl — detailed at length how they were allegedly victimized by Cosby. Hughes, who said that she was an American Airlines flight attendant when she met Cosby in the early ’70s on a flight to L.A., explained that the comedian. »

- Tim Kenneally and Pamela Chelin

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Bill Cosby Mocks College Sexual-Consent Rules in Newly Unearthed Book Passage

7 August 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Cosby, not a big fan of consent rules? Go figure. The scandal-plagued comedian, who’s recently been besieged by a slew of rape and sexual assault accusations, mocked colleges’ “affirmative consent” rules in a 1999 book aimed at recent college graduates, the Huffington Post reports. In the book, titled “Congratulations! Now What?” Cosby reflects on the positive aspects of graduation — for instance, not being subjected to “campus sex police” who are “ready to charge you with sexual harassment if you put your hand on any woman besides one who had asked you for help in crossing the street.” Also Read: Bill. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Bill Cosby Ordered to Give Sworn Deposition in Sexual Assault Case in October

6 August 2015 2:12 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Moment of truth? Bill Cosby has been ordered by a judge to give a sworn deposition in October as part of an ongoing lawsuit with alleged sexual assault victim Judy Huth. The order, which was released on Wednesday, Aug. 5, by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, forces Cosby to give a sworn deposition on Oct. 9. The judge-mandated decision was made two weeks after Cosby's request to review the assault case was denied by the California Supreme Court on July 22. This cleared the path [...] »

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Bill Cosby to Be Deposed on Sexual Assault Allegations in October

5 August 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Less than a month after a transcript of the comedian's 2005 deposition was made public by the New York Times, Bill Cosby has been ordered by a Los Angeles County judge to testify again — this time, in a case brought forward by Judy Huth, who alleges that Cosby assaulted her at a Playboy Mansion party when she was 15 years old. Cosby was supposed to testify in the case on June 26, but skipped the date, as his lawyers tried to argue that Huth should be deposed first; this request was officially denied Tuesday. “We are pleased that we will now be able to move ahead without further delay on Ms. Huth’s case and we look forward to taking Mr. Cosby’s deposition on October 9, 2015,” Gloria Allred, Huth's lawyer, said in a statement. Huth will then answer questions from Cosby's attorneys on October 15. »

- Lauren Leibowitz

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Bill Cosby to Give Deposition in Sexual Battery Case in October

5 August 2015 5:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After the past few weeks, Bill Cosby probably isn’t in a hurry to sit down for another deposition. But come October, he’s scheduled to answer more questions in relation to a sexual battery case against him. Cosby has been ordered to sit for a deposition in a case brought by Judy Huth on October 9, Huth’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, said Wednesday. The date was set following months of back-and-forth. Cosby was initially scheduled for June 26. However, Cosby didn’t appear for the deposition, and the scandal-plagued comedian’s attorneys argued that they should be allowed to take Huth’s deposition prior to Cosby. »

- Tim Kenneally

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How Much Did Bill Cosby’s Agents Know?

5 August 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

One of the unanswered questions throughout the Bill Cosby scandal has been a larger, structural one about the industry. Who else in Hollywood knew about the alleged sexual assaults? And more specifically, what did Cosby's agents at William Morris know? (Cosby switched to Creative Arts Agency in 2012. They have since dropped him.) Those are the questions at the center of this article by The Hollywood Reporter, which speculates on what one of William Morris's longtime agents, Ton Illius, might have known.Illius, who died in 2011, is a key figure because his name has been brought up twice regarding Cosby's alleged sexual assaults. In the unsealed testimonies from Andrea Constand's 2005 civil suit, Cosby himself admitted to asking Illius to pay $5,000 to one of his alleged victims in 1976. The William Morris agent comes up again when Kacey (a pseudonym) claims she was assaulted by Cosby when she worked »

- E. Alex Jung

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