Bill Cosby was known for decades as one of the most successful and influential comedians, and more recently for the mounting allegations of sexual assault gathered across decades leveled against him. Cosby worked as a stand-up comedian and actor for several decades, culminating with the creation of The Cosby Show in 1984. During the show’s eight-year run, it was hailed as a groundbreaking show, depicting a successful middle-class black family at a time when there were few major characters of color on television. Cosby has also been dogged by allegations of sexual assault, with a number of accusations that led to a number of victims coming forward in 2014 and 2015. The number of accusers now stands at more than 50.