Damon Wayans' defense of Bill Cosby will disgust you
Damon Wayans needs to apologize for his remarks about Bill Cosby.
The comedian appeared on Power 105's The Breakfast Club radio show Friday, where he went on a long rant about Cosby and his now nearly 50 sexual assault accusers.
"Tell the truth, if I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink wink, give her all my money, and then I would go do a deposition," Wayans said. "I’d light one of them three-hour cigars. I’d have me some wine, and maybe a Quaalude, and I would just go off, because I don’t believe he was raping."
But he didn't stop there.
"I believe he was in relationships with all of them," Wayans continued, "and then he's like, 'You know what? [I'm] 78. It don't work like that no more. I can't get it up for any of y'all. Bye, bitches,' and then they're like, 'Oh, really? Rape!'"
Women have been coming forward for more than a decade, accusing Cosby of drugging, raping or sexually assaulting them. Just last month, three more came forward to say the former Cosby Show star sexually abused them over the years. Gloria Allred, the attorney who represents those three women along with 21 of Cosby's other accusers, held a press conference in Los Angeles to applaud the women for having the courage to speak out about their pasts with Cosby.
"Many of them were in fear because they had never spoken out publicly about anything and certainly in some cases had never even told family, co-workers and friends about what they allege Mr. Cosby did to them," Allred said.
Wayans, however, made it clear that he disagrees.
"Oh, really? Rape. Forty years — listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?" he said. And when Breakfast Club host Angela Yee pointed out that accusations started coming in more than a decade ago, Wayans continued, "But if you listen to them talk, they go, 'Well, the first time.' The first time? Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying. And some of them, really, is [sic] unrapeable. I look at them and go, 'No, he don’t want that. Get outta here!' Look, I understand fame. I’ve lived it. Women will throw themselves at you. They just want [to] be in your presence. There’s some that innocently will come up there, but not 40-something women. They’re not that naïve."
In previous depositions, Cosby has admitted to obtaining Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. He also admitted to paying women to stay quiet and blocking magazine articles from being published so his wife wouldn't find out about his affairs.
At the end of the interview, Wayans offered up a half-apology to women who might actually have been assaulted by Cosby.
"And for them, my heart goes out to them," he said. "For anybody who was raped by Bill Cosby, I'm sorry, and I hope you get justice."