Bill Cosby’s had a change of plans after his numerous allegations of sexual assault resurfaced this month.
Comedian Hannibal Buress reminded the audience during his recent show in Philadelphia that Bill’s been accused of raping 13 different women between 1970 and 2003.
At the time, Hannibal just said he wanted people to keep that going in the back of their minds whenever they watched a rerun of “The Cosby Show,” but it turned into a trending topic that people are still talking about weeks later. Some people are defending him (he is America’s favorite dad!), and others seek to hold him accountable for his actions, if the claims are true.
What Hannibal could not have expected is that his reminder might have further consequences aside from just supplying being people with an awkward anecdote. TMZ.com reports his upcoming chat on “The Queen Latifah Show” has been scrapped. The timing alone has led many to assume that the Queen booted him from her roster of guests because of the accusations, but a rep for her show released a statement insisting that is not the case.
“Mr. Cosby’s scheduled appearance on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests,” a spokesperson for her show assured.
While Bill has been sued over the allegations of sexual assault, he’s never actually been criminally charged behind the claims.