Bill Cosby has been cut from another project, possibly further cutting into his net worth. This time it was a documentary called Painted Down, about a once common practice for stunt men.
The comedian even came under fire by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. Last week, Trump said Cosby looked “guilty as h*ll.” This of course was a reference to the comedian’s accusations of rape and the court documents backing them up.
Bill Cosby confessed to using Quaaludes to drug and have sex with women against their will, but it didn’t help his cause. The accusations had already flown from several directions before he admitted it.
The documentary’s producer, Nonie Robinson, admitted to being the last one to back Bill Cosby after the rape allegations were proven true.
“Cosby is no longer attached to the project. We were the last project standing behind him, but now with Whoopi [Goldberg] and CAA pulling the plug, we must also disassociate and cut all ties with Cosby. It’s the right thing to do in light of the recent court deposition being made public.”
The documentary Painted Down is said to be about how white stunt men had to use black-face to double for black actors. While the concept has been poked fun at in movies like White Chicks and Tropic Thunder, it seems the practice was once very real.
Having Bill Cosby cut from the documentary could easily force his net worth to plummet from the current $400 million. It could be a few years at least until he will even be considered for more than anti-rape ads on TV or even a high-profile comedy special.
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Cosby’s part of the documentary had originally been talking about the practice of white stunt men in black make-up on the 1960s TV show I Spy.
It is still unknown if streaming services like Pandora and Amazon will stop selling merchandise related to the comedian in light of the court revelation. For now, with Bill Cosby cut from future projects, his net worth could drop in spite of his 2013 comedy release title Far from Finished.
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