Like most of the world, Hollywood celebrities are just as shocked to learn about the new sex abuse allegations of TV’s favorite dad, Bill Cosby.
While on the red carpet for Ebony magazine’s Power 100 Gala, HipHollywood talked with a few power stars who shared their reaction to the accusations that have seemingly tarnished Cosby’s reputation. “There are serious allegations and troubling allegations, but they are allegations and we really don’t know what happened,” TD Jakes explained.
The Bishop added, “What we do know is that Bill Cosby has been a trailblazer for our community, he’s done a lot of awesome things, I would hope they’re not true.”
Earlier this week, world renowned model Janice Dickinson revealed to Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier that Cosby drugged and raped her 1982. Frazier, who was being honored at the Power 100 Gala, told HipHollywood exclusively that Janice, who was just one of several women to come forward, was extremely emotional during their interview. “What you won’t see is that Janice had a full breakdown when she walked off the stage. A full breakdown. She was devastated,” the host told us. “I think these women, whose stories are all very similar, it’s sad and I hope that they can have some kind of closure and I hope that Mr. Cosby comes out and addresses these issues.”
Bill’s lawyer sent HipHollywood a statement on Wednesday slamming Dickinson’s accusations.
“Documentary proof and Ms. Dickinson’s own words show that her new story about something she now claims happened back in 1982 is a fabricated lie,” the statement read.
Since the resurfacing of the allegations that occurred over a decade ago, Cosby has been dropped from NBC and TV Land.
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