Netflix Postpones Bill Cosby Comedy Special Amid Sex Assault Allegations
UPDATE 2:55p ET: NBC says it has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy series that was in development, the second company within a day to postpone or cancel a Cosby project as more sexual assault allegations against the comic emerge.
Another woman has come forward accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault.
In an interview yesterday, former model Janice Dickinson became at least the fifth woman to go public with accusations that Cosby assaulted her.
Amid the multiple allegations against Cosby, Netflix has canceled plans to promote his upcoming comedy special the day after Thanksgiving.
"Variety" senior editor Ramin Setoodeh said on "America's Newsroom" today that although NBC hasn't commented on their plans to work with Cosby on a series this Fall, this scandal a "professional disaster" for him.
Setoodeh added that he thinks NBC will eventually decide against working with Cosby, since his public image has been so tarnished, even if the allegations are never proven in court.
According to Fox News legal analyst Liz Wiehl, one of the problems for prosecutors is that these women waited so long to come forward - many of the alleged assaults took place more than 30 or 40 years ago.
That means that there is no DNA or forensic evidence, making it a "he said, she said" situation, Wiehl explained, which is not helpful for prosecutors because jurors want to see guilt proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Setoodeh said that Cosby might not want to talk for legal reasons, but the public wants to hear from him.
"I think professionally he's going to need to at some point explain these allegations," Setoodeh said.
"You know his lawyers are going to lock him in a padded room before they're going to let him out and speak to the press or anybody about this," Wiehl said.
Anything Cosby says can and will be used against him in a court of law, she explained, so his lawyers are right to counsel him that he should not talk for legal reasons.
Watch more above and see Sean Hannity's exclusive interview with Cosby accuser Barbara Bowman below.