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THE CASE

Bill Cosby

COMEDIAN SMACKDOWN

Cosby's current crop of bad press was instigated on Oct 16 by comedian Hannibal Buress, who took him to task over rape allegations.

Said Buress during a comedy routine that ended up going viral: "He gets on TV: 'Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s!

"Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches."

ALLEGED VICTIM SMACKDOWN

One of Cosby's alleged victims, Ms Barbara Bowman, claimed the offences happened in the mid-1980s when he was mentoring her. She wrote an essay for the Washington Post on Thursday titled "Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?"

INTERNET SMACKDOWN

Cosby's publicity team made a horrible fumble last week when they asked his Twitter followers to "meme" him.

His picture ended up with captions like "My two favourite things are Jello Pudding & rape".

RADIO SMACKDOWN

Cosby did an interview with National Public Radio (NPR) earlier this week, during which he remained completely silent while the interviewer asked him if he had any response to his accusers.

TALKSHOW SMACKDOWN

It was announced a few days ago that Cosby's upcoming appearance on talk show Late Night With David Letterman has been cancelled.

His lawyer has responded to the resurgence of the allegations by saying that Cosby will not address "decade-old, discredited claims".

Stephen Collins

WIFE SMACKDOWN

In October, a tape in which US actor Collins confessed to molesting and exposing himself to young girls was leaked to the press. The recording was made by his wife Faye Grant during a therapy session. The two are going through a messy divorce. Collins' lawyer said Grant released the tape to extort money from the actor.

HOLLYWOOD SMACKDOWN

Collins' popular 90s TV show 7th Heaven has been showing in reruns, but was pulled off the air in the US due to the allegations. He was also fired from two upcoming movie projects, including Ted 2, within hours of the incriminating tape going public.