Celebrity News January 22, 2015
Jay Leno Speaks Out in Support of Bill Cosby Accusers
Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno thinks the women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual abuse should be heard.
At the National Association of Television Program Executives in Miami, Leno told reporters (via CBS News), "I don't know why it's so hard to believe women. I mean, you go to Saudi Arabia, and you need two women to testify against a man. Here, you need 25."
Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Theo Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," broke his own silence about his “mentor.”
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Warner said, "Just as it's painful to hear any woman talk about sexual assault, whether true or not, it's just as painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this... the Bill Cosby I know has been great to me and great for a lot of people. I can't speak on the other stuff."
More than 20 women have accused Cosby, 77, of sexual assault. The comedian's lawyer, Marty Singer, has repeatedly denied the claims, calling them “unsubstantiated” and “fantastical.” Cosby has never been criminally charged.