Yikes. Damon Wayans went on a long rant in defense of Bill Cosby — who has been accused of drugging, raping, or sexually assaulting nearly 50 women — during an interview on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club radio show on Friday, Sept. 4.
“Tell the truth, if I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink wink, give her all my money, and then I would go do a deposition,” Wayans began. “I’d light one of them three-hour cigars. I’d have me some wine, and maybe a Quaalude, and I would just go off, because I don’t believe he was raping.”
The 55-year-old comedian continued on his diatribe: “I believe he was in relationships with all of them and then he’s like, ‘You know what? [I’m] 78. It don’t work like that no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all. Bye, bitches,’ and then they’re like, ‘Oh, really? Rape!’”
Just last month, three more women came forward to accuse Cosby, 78, of sexually abusing them over the years. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents all three women, as well as 21 other Cosby accusers, said in an L.A. press conference that it took an extreme amount of courage for these women to speak up.
“Many of them were in fear because they had never spoken out publicly about anything and certainly in some cases had never even told family, co-workers, and friends about what they allege Mr. Cosby did to them,” Allred said.
On Friday, however, Wayans painted a different picture.
“Oh, really? Rape. Forty years — listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?” the actor said. When radio host Angela Yee pointed out that many of the women had come forward years ago, Damon dismissed the facts.
“But if you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well the first time.’ The first time?!” Wayans said. “Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying.”
“And some of them, really, is unrapeable. I look at them and go, ‘No, he don’t want that. Get outta here!’” he continued. “Look, I understand fame. I’ve lived it. Women will throw themselves at you. They just want be in your presence. There’s some that innocently will come up there, but not 40-something women. They’re not that naive.”
In a previous deposition, Cosby admitted to paying off several women and blocking magazine articles from being published so his wife, Camille, wouldn’t find out about his actions.
And in 2005 testimony obtained by the Associated Press, the former TV star admitted to getting Quaaludes and other sedatives with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby's attorney, Patrick O'Connor, argued in a court filing this past July that the actor only used the Quaaludes for consensual and recreational sex.
Toward the end of the interview, Wayans admitted that he felt bad for the women who may have actually been assaulted. “And for them, my heart goes out to them," he said. "For anybody who was raped by Bill Cosby, I’m sorry, and I hope you get justice."
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