Netflix postpones Bill Cosby special
James R | On 19, Nov 2014
Netflix has postponed the release of a new stand-up comedy show from Bill Cosby.
The special show, Bill Cosby 77, was recorded at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on Cosby’s 77th birthday and directed by Robert Townsend. It was set to be released on Netflix around the world on Friday 28th November, as part of the streaming service’s new slate of original comedy, which includes Chelsea Peretti, Bill Burr and Chelsea Handler.
In the light of allegations Cosby that Cosby drugged and assaulted young women years ago, though, Netflix has decided to push back its release.
Last week, Barbara Bowman wrote in the Washington Post last week that he assaulted her “multiple times” in 1985, when she was 17. This follows a lawsuit filed by another woman (Andrea Constand) in 2006, during which Bowman was preparing to testify, which was ultimately settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.
Cosby’s attorney has said he “does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment”.