Netflix Postpones Bill Cosby's Comedy Special Amid Rape Allegations

by Jackie Willis 7:43 AM PST, November 19, 2014
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As rape allegations continue to stack up against Bill Cosby, Netflix decides to back away from their association with the 77-year-old comedian.

The web streaming service has scrapped plans to premiere Cosby's comedy special the day after Thanksgiving, Deadline reports, after several women have come forward this month claiming to have been sexually abused by The Cosby Show star.

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"At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand-up comedy special Bill Cosby 77," Netflix said in a statement on Tuesday.

The trade website reports this announcement comes after the company said on Saturday that they planned to go forward with the release of the special.

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In addition to his Netflix project, Cosby had an NBC show in the works -- but on Wednesday afternoon, reports started popping up claiming the network would not be going forward with the program.

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This week, former publicist Joan Tarshis and supermodel Janice Dickinson came out alleging to have been raped by Cosby.

ET sat down with both women to get their stories. Watch Dickinson's interview with Kevin Frazier, below.