Cosby Special Postponed By Netflix After New Rape Allegations

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Suzanne Robertson
After new accusations, Netflix releases a statement.

With rape allegations against Bill Cosby mounting, supermodel Janice Dickinson has spoken out. She told ET in a new interview that the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982.

Now the entertainment industry has taken notice and Netflix has reacted. Late last night, a Netflix spokesman e-mailed a number of other reporters to say that “At this time we are postponing the launch of the new stand up comedy special ‘Bill Cosby 77.’

Netflix could still decide to air the special if Cosby’s reputation improves. They could also make it available in users’ queues at a later date. But the postponement shows that Cosby's publicity and accusations are gathering steam. 

Attention to the legendary entertainer's past blew up recently after another comic, Hannibal Buress, called Cosby a "rapist". Two other women have emerged as accusers, including Barbara Bowman, who wrote an online Washington Post piece.

Cosby still has a sitcom in development with NBC for 2015.

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