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Larry Wilmore destroys Bill Cosby over sexual assault allegations

"That's like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every single U.S. president from George Washington to John F. Kennedy"


Sarah Gray
January 21, 2015 8:25PM (UTC)

Tuesday night was Larry Wilmore's second night on the air as host of "The Nightly Show," and the comedian wasted no time tackling the numerous sexual assault allegations leveled at Bill Cosby.

Wilmore went right to the heart of the matter: "Why aren't people listening to these women?"

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"Is it because most of this allegedly happened so long ago?" Wilmore continued. "Is it because some of them went into Cosby's hotel room alone? Is it because there are no Polaroids? Or is it just because they're women?"

Wilmore continued, explaining that 35 women have come forward with allegations against Cosby. "That's like if Bill Cosby drugged and raped every single U.S. president from George Washington to John F. Kennedy," he stated.

"Now, to be fair, the number is changing so quickly that there are conflicting reports on whether the total really is 34 or 35," Wilmore stated later on. "But if the difference between 34 and 35 women matters to you, please fuck off forever."

Watch the eight minute clip below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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