Damon Wayans is receiving criticism after making controversial statements about the Bill Cosby rape accusations
In an interview with New York radio station Power 105.1's Breakfast Club show
on Friday, the 55-year-old actor defended Cosby. "I just don't believe it," Wayans said. "I think it's a money hustle."
The In Living Color star joked about what he thought Cosby should do in light of the accusations. "I don't believe that he was raping," Wayans explained. "I believe he was in relationships with all of them 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, b***hes,' and then they’re like, 'Oh, really? Rape!'"
Wayans followed up by calling some of the women "unrapeable." "Look, I understand fame. I've lived it," he continued. "Women will throw themselves at you. They just want be in your presence. There's some that innocently will come up there, but not forty-something women. They're not that naive."
After receiving some heat for his candid comments, Wayans tweeted, "Stop twisting my words. Watch the entire interview before you condemn me!"
The tweet included a segment of the interview where he said, "For anybody who was raped by Bill Cosby, I'm sorry and I hope you get justice."
Since 2004, over 50 women have come forward
to accuse Cosby of sexually abusing them. The alleged incidents date as far back as 1969.
Watch the video below of 35 of those victims who appeared on the cover
of New York Magazine
earlier this year.