Comedian Damon Wayans appeared on Power 105.1’s radio show, The Breakfast Club. The My Wife and Kids actor said about the Bill Cosby rape allegations that he doesn’t believe any of them. “I think it’s a money hustle,” he revealed.
The 55-year-old also said that he doesn’t believe that Cosby could do something like that. When asked whether he had any wise words for the star of The Cosby Show, Wayans said the best option would be to divorce his wife, give her all of his money, and go into a deposition with a lit “three-hour cigar” and some wine, and then “just go off,” as he doesn’t believe that the legendary comedian could ever have committed such a crime.
Wayans added that he thought all of the women were in relationships with Cosby, who one day decided, “You know what, it’s 78, it don’t work no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all b*tches,” and ended the relationship with them. Wayans essentially implied that these women could not take the rejection and went against him using “rape” as a weapon. He also questioned whether the alleged incident gave them amnesia for forty years and why they did not speak up earlier.
At this point, co-host of the show Angela Yee indicated that many victims came out decades ago, but Wayans countered that all of the alleged victims say, “Well, the first time,” as though it happened several times.
He then added the controversial statement, “And some of them, really, is [sic] unrapeable.”
After being attacked viciously for his comments in defense of Cosby and against the alleged victims, Wayans decided he’d had enough. He tweeted on the morning of September 6: “Stop twisting my words.” He told people to watch the full interview before they “condemn” him and posted a short clip of the interview where he could be heard apologizing to the women who were raped and hoping they got justice.
In the clip, the Saturday Night Live star was clearly seen later on in the show acknowledging that if it were his daughter, he would have killed Cosby. For the women who he felt were legitimate victims, he said, “My heart goes out to them. For anybody who was raped by Bill Cosby, I’m sorry, and I hope you get justice.”
“Damon Wayans calls Bill Cosby rape allegations a ‘money hustle’ by ‘unrapeable’ women,” News.com.au, September 7, 2015.
Lewittes, M., “Damon Wayans: ‘Stop twisting my words’ about Bill Cosby rape comments,” MSN Entertainment web site, September 7, 2015.