Accused rapist Bill Cosby got a standing ovation from a surprising audience, but more than a dozen women are not laughing. Now another accuser tells her story.
Bill Cosby may be persona non grata in the U.S., but the Bahamas welcomed him with open arms this week — at a benefit for a women’s organization, no less.
Cosby performed to a nearly full house, and while he did not allude to the firestorm surrounding him at home, he did make at least one tasteless comment. In a bit unrelated to the serious allegations he’s facing, Cosby joked about being an “evil man” who parents don’t want their children around — but in light of the recent rape scandal, it’s more than a bit tone deaf.
However, the audience didn’t think it was so terrible. It gave him a standing ovation.
The performance comes on the heels of yet another rape accusation, this one from a former actress who claims Cosby forced her to perform oral sex in the green room of The Tonight Show in 1971.
Louisa Moritz, who had parts in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Love, American Style and Cheech and Chong’s Up In Smoke claimed Cosby approached her backstage and told her he was impressed with her work as an actress and implied he was going to guide her career. Then he took out his junk.
“He took his hands and put them on the back of my head and forced his penis in my mouth, saying, ‘Have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways,'” she told TMZ. When it was over, she said Cosby told her, “Now you don’t want to upset me and the plans for your future, do you?”
Moritz said she had planned to be a witness in the 2005 suit another alleged victim filed, but when that case was settled out of court, she never got to tell her story. She is planning a civil suit of her own against the comedian, but Cosby’s lawyer Marty Singer steadfastly denied her claims.
“We’ve reached a point of absurdity,” Singer said. “The stories are getting more ridiculous.”
Cosby’s planned TV show has been scuttled, and TV Land has pulled its reruns of The Cosby Show off the air.