Bill Cosby Dropped by NBC as Netflix Weighs Options

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has decided not to move forward with an upcoming family comedy that was set to star Cosby. NBC wouldn’t provide any additional comment.

NBC’s decision comes as old allegations against Cosby resurface and new ones emerge. Cosby, who has been accused multiple times of sexual assault over the years, was recently hit with another allegation – this one coming from former actor and publicist Joan Tarshis. She claims multiple instances of rape over the years, beginning in 1969.

Cosby has been silent, but his spokesperson has issued a statement refuting all past and present allegations.

“Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives,” said a statement on Cosby’s website.

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