Comedian Damon Wayans is currently on the hot seat after he defended Bill Cosby against the rape accusations on his radio interview over the weekend.
In an interview with the New York City Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club radio show on Friday morning, Wayans was asked by host, Angela Yee, as to what advice he would give Bill Cosby, who is currently facing rape allegations, the Guardian reported. Wayans responded, “If I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink wink, give her all my money, and then I would go to a deposition. 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 that he was raping. I believe he was in relationships with all of them.”
The SNL star also admitted that he is doubting the reliability of the women who have come forward against Cosby. “I just don’t believe it. I think it’s a money hustle,” Wayans added. The 55-year-old comedian also said what Cosby should tell his accusers: “’You know what? I’m . It don’t work like that no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all. Bye, b------ and then they’re like, ‘Oh, really? Rape!’ Forty years—listen, how big is his p---- that it gives you amnesia for forty years?’”
Upon hearing this statement, Yee pointed out to Wayans that those who have accused Cosby of sexual assault and rape have come forward several years ago. To which, Wayans have responded, “But if you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time.’ The first time? B----, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying.” The “In Living Color” star even referred to some of the accusers as “un-rape-able.”
Whether Wayans was just joking when he made his statements on the issue or not, he has received a lot of criticisms online after the said radio interview. Wayans, on the other hand, defended himself on Twitter, and wrote, “Stop twisting my words, Watch the entire interview before you condemn me,” reported E!Online.
Wayans also tweeted a short clip of the radio interview where he said there may be some cases where Cosby was guilty. “For anybody who was raped by Bill Cosby, I’m sorry and I hope you get justice,” Wayans said.
There are already 50 women who went public and accused Cosby of rape and sexual assault in the past year. The 78-year-old-actor has not been charged of any crime and continues to maintain his innocence, but is currently facing criminal investigation by Los Angeles police.
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