Netflix is postponing the launch of Bill Cosby’s new stand up comedy special. “Bill Cosby 77” was set to premiere on the streaming service next week, but Netflix announced late Tuesday that it was hitting the pause button. The news comes after three women publicly accused the 77-year-old comedy veteran of sexual assault. The latest, model Janice Dickinson, claimed in a recent interview with “Entertainment Tonight” that Cosby assaulted her in 1982. She said she’s coming forward now because it is “the right thing to do.”
Allegations have dogged Cosby for years although he has never been criminally charged. Renewed interest in the allegations started last month after comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a “rapist” during a stand-up comedy routine in Philadelphia.