By Wendy Martinez |Staff Writer|
Icon Henry William, also known as Bill Cosby, now 77, has been accused of sexual allegations by 16 women, distorting the good reputation he has had for decades, according to The Washington Post.
For the past two weeks, Cosby has been seen all over magazines and Internet pages for sexual allegations, which occurred almost 50 years ago.
Cosby has recently denied and has declined to discuss some of the sexual allegations that have been released to the public and his legal team is in the works of fixing his reputation, according to the Associated Press.
Cosby has made history in television, being the first African-American star in 1965.
Some of Cosby’s first well-known projects were “The Cosby Show,” “The Electric Company,” and “Albert and the Cosby Kids.”
Allegations have been raised over the last couple of years after comedian, Hannibal Buress, called him a rapist.
The allegations represent a stunning reshaping of Cosby’s legacy.
Cosby built his fame on a family-friendly comedic persona.
“He has lectured Black youths about proper behavior. He has been honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom and been lauded for making the largest donation ever by an African-American to a historically black college, Spelman College in Atlanta,” according to The Washington Post.
During the month of November, the alleged victims who have accused him of sexual assault have said that Cosby drugged them first and another women said he attempted the same with her.
The alleged sexual abuses occurred in places where such actions were least expected to take place such as limousines, Hollywood studios, and luxury hotel rooms, according to The Washington Post.
Two anonymous alleged victims have come forward with their stories.
“I can’t hear his name, I can’t see his image on television,” said one woman from an interview by the Associated Press.
“I have to hit the remote and walk out of the room. I have to change the channel. I still feel…ashamed and dirty, even though it wasn’t your fault,” she continued.
Another woman came forward and said to the Associated Press, “It took one other woman to be strong enough to come out, who had a team of people that supported her. That I said I can come out now.”
“I can talk now because I have nothing to lose now…I believe her because it happened to me,” she continued.
“He had everybody fooled,” said Frank Scotti from an interview for the Daily News.
Recently, he was working on comedy sitcoms for NBC and Netflix, but the plug was pulled on these shows after rape allegations surfaced.
TV Land has also pulled video clips of “The Cosby Show” off its website.
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