As number of women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape mounts, many celebrities and media personas have become more vocal about their belief that the claims are true. Though Bill is not without his defenders, last night Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show added another voice firmly asserting that he believes Cosby is guilty of the sexual assault of the women who have come forward. Larry also expressed his confusion at why more wasn’t being done about allegations yet.
“The better question is, ‘Why aren’t people listening to these women?’ Is it because most of these happened so long ago? Is it because some of them went into Cosby’s hotel room alone?… Is it because he’s so famous, or is it just because they’re women? Because I’d say enough have come forward. The current tally stands at 35 women. Really, folks? How many more do we need? Thirty-five allegations. Let’s understand this number, okay? That’s like if Billy Cosby raped every single U.S. president from George Washington to John F. Kennedy.”
You can see Larry Wilmore’s full Bill Cosby episode here.