Hitting the fan
Bill Cosby's new comedy special shelved by Netflix
Following multiple allegations of rape against Bill Cosby, Netflix announced Tuesday night that it will not premiere his comedy special the day after Thanksgiving as planned.
The streaming service said in a statement that it is postponing the launch of his new stand-up special, Bill Cosby 77, and did not give a new date. The announcement came after two more women stepped forward Tuesday saying they were sexually assaulted by Cosby, including former model and reality TV star Janice Dickinson.
Cosby also has an NBC deal in the works, Deadline notes, with a series set to air later in 2015. The network has been asked by protestors to stop the project; as part of his deal, Cosby will receive a large sum of money if the show doesn't go to pilot. NBC did not comment.