Bill Cosby, who was slated to appear on the Queen Latifah Show, didn’t get his interview turned down following allegations of sexual assault against him, it was reported.
A spokesperson for the show told The Wrap that those reports aren’t true.
“Mr. Cosby’s scheduled appearance on The Queen Latifah Show was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests,” the spokesperson said, according to the publication.
On Thursday, TMZ reported that the show canceled his appearance after being accused of sexually assaulting and raping 13 women. Those allegations came to light recently when comedian Hannibal Buress remarked on them during a stand-up routine last week.
“Bill Cosby has the [expletive] smuggest old black man public persona that I hate,” Buress had said. “‘Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you, because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down a couple notches. I don’t curse on stage. But yeah, you’re a rapist.”
Cosby settled out court with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee. She alleges that he drugged her and then sexually assaulted her in 2004.
Cosby has never been charged with sexual assault or rape.
Meanwhile, an actress accused him of drugging and raping her.
“I was drugged and raped by that man,” Barbara Bowman told the Daily Mail. “He is a monster. He came at me like a monster. My hope is that others who have experienced sexual abuse will not be intimidated into silence by the famous, rich and powerful. If I can help one victim, then I’ve done my job.”
She said she met him through an agent, and he told her: “He told me over and over again, ‘Trust me like I was your father.’ He zeroed in on that like a laser beam.”
“He knew I had no father figure in my life. He knew that. yes, I was an independent girl, but he knew I was vulnerable and alone inside. He coerced and manipulated me into trusting him. He insisted I give into him 100 percent,” she added.
Bowman, now 47, said he assaulted her in two separate hotel rooms.