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NBC drops new Bill Cosby show amid rape allegations

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NBC drops new Bill Cosby show amid rape allegations
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US TV network NBC has cancelled a proposed project with actor and comedian Bill Cosby amid a flurry of accusations on social media saying that he has sexually assaulted several women.

Several have come from named women, and date back almost 30 years. They have resurfaced now after a fellow comic called him a rapist during a stand-up comedy routine last month.

NBC cancelled their programme after a model and TV presenter Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of having sexually assaulted her after a dinner in 1982.

The day before NBC’s action the streaming service Netflix had postponed a pending comedy special.

Cosby is best known for playing the much loved patriarch Cliff Huxtable in the top-ranked sitcom, “The Cosby Show”.

The actor who is considered a national treasure in the US has never been charged for any of the alleged crimes.