Attorney: Allegations Against Cosby Are ‘Past The Point Of Absurdity’

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Bill Cosby’s attorney released a statement Friday night, saying the claims from the women accusing him of sexual assault are “fantastical stories” that are “becoming increasingly ridiculous.”

“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even
50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity,” attorney Martin Singer said in the statement. “These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.”

Singer said in the statement that lawsuits are filed against people with a public profile on a daily basis, and attorneys are available to defend them.

Thus, Singer said in the statement, “it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the time they allege they had been sexually assaulted.”

Singer also slammed the news media for its coverage of the allegations.

“This situation is an unprecedented example of the media’s breakneck rush to run stories without any corroboration or adherence to traditional journalistic standards. Over and over again, we have refuted these new unsubstantiated stories with documentary evidence, only to have a new uncorroborated story crop up out of the woodwork. When will it end?” the statement said. “It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.”

A string of women claim Cosby assaulted them years ago and the comic icon has refused to discuss details of his 2006 lawsuit settlement with an accuser.

Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to a list of women who have accused the comic of sexual assault. In an “Entertainment Tonight” interview that aired Tuesday, Dickinson said that the 1982 incident occurred in Lake Tahoe, California, where he was performing.

Earlier this month, in a joint interview with his wife Camille, he tried to steer an Associated Press reporter away from the subject.

As CBS2′s Jessica Schneider reported Wednesday, when asked about the subject in the Associated Press interview recorded on Nov. 6, Cosby said, “No, no, we don’t answer that,” and, “There is no comment about that.”

Later, he pleaded with the interviewer not even to show the “no comment” response.

“And can I get something from you, that none of that will be shown?” he says in the video.

Also Wednesday, NBC is following in Netflix’s footsteps and is shelving plans to develop a new sitcom with Cosby. There has been so much fallout that the cable channel TV Land even stopped showing re-runs of his old shows.

But a show at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Westchester County next month will go on. Cosby is booked at the 130-year-old music hall for Saturday night, December 6.

The show was scheduled long before the current flare-up of decades-old sexual assault allegations and the cancelling of his TV comeback, CBS2′s Lou Young reported on Thursday.

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cosby Attorney: Allegations Against Cosby Are Past The Point Of Absurdity
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As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported Friday, music hall executive director Bjorn Olsson told 1010 WINS that 1,600 people have bought tickets, and he has not received a significant number of calls from patrons demanding their money back.

Olsson explained that he cannot afford to drop the show, because it would cost him more than $100,000 and would likely lead to layoffs.

He said Cosby would still have to be paid, and only the promoter of the show can cancel the performance.

Instead, the music hall has offered to create an open seat protest list and give it to the comedian after the show, Young reported.

On Friday night, Cosby appeared for a sold-out show in Melbourne, Florida. Wearing cargo pants and a shirt that said “Hello Friend,” Cosby took the stage to a standing ovation and loud applause. One person shouted, “We love you, Bill.”

Outside the theater, only one protester could be found. She held a sign that read, “Rape is no joke.”

Julie Lemaitre, 47, of Rockledge, Florida, said she was there just to have a presence and to try to say to people attending “think about what you’re doing.”

Cosby’s producers said at least 28 other shows remain on his schedule through May 2015.

Shows in Las Vegas; Tucson, Arizona; Champaign, Illinois; Reno, Nevada; Florence, South Carolina; and at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma were called off. No specific reasons were given.

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Excited For Pitch Perfect 2? Well, We’ve Got A Parody From Todrick Hall That’s Even BETTER! Presenting: Bitch Perfect!

THIS. IS. SO. BRILLIANT.

Former American Idol contestant and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall has released one of the most fab parodies yet!

It’s called Bitch Perfect and it’s SO ridiculously HIGHlarious!

Not to mention perfectly timed, what with the first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 coming out yesterday!

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This parody is everything that was missing from the original movie…

AKA a whole lot of GAY!

See if you can spot all he fabulous recreations of Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and all the favorites from the upcoming film!

Ch-ch-check out the ab-filled musical magnificence (below)!!!

New Jersey Officials: Stay Away From Hudson River In Jersey City After Sewer Break

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey state Department of Environmental Protection warned residents Friday not to have direct contact with the lower Hudson River or fish in those waters due to a sewer main break.

A 54-inch high-pressure sewer line ruptured between Randolph Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive on the railroad cut, according to an NJ.com report. The break was discovered by crews Thursday night, the publication reported.

The sewer main break has requiring the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority to discharge untreated sewage into the Upper Bay near Liberty State Park Marina, and from other points in the lower Hudson River.

The advisory for the lower Hudson River, New York Bay and Kill Van Kull will remain in effect until further notice.

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Naomi Campbell, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip & More Join Diddy At His DeLeon Launch

You shouldn’t expect anything less than dope when it comes to Mr. Sean “Diddy” Combs; this Bad Boy is very good at shutting it down, as he did at his DeLeon Tequila – #TheNextLevel Launch Event at Cedar Lake.

After Diddy’s collaboration with leading premium liquor distributor Diageo in 2007 as Brand Ambassador of Ciroc vodka, which only brought him closer to that billion-dollar mark, the mogul continues his strives to no end at reaching that next level.  Now taking over the beverage industry, Diddy’s newest venture with this tequila brand makes for the first Combs Wine & Spirits 50/50 acquisition deal with Diageo – we all need to memorize the pages out of his hustle book.

 

DeLeon got the party started while Diddy finished it.  It was like a real-life scene from his “Luck Be A Lady” Ciroc ad campaign commercial, DeLeon Tequila style.  Guests enjoyed cups and the shots of the nice and smooth drink then they asked for seconds and thirds.

 

If the carpet was red, you know it was raining celebs and other industry movers all throughout the venue.  Naomi Campbell, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Spike Lee, Busta Rhymes, “Boardwalk Empire’s” Michael K. Williams and “Pretty Little Liars” star Shay Mitchell were only some of the fantastic party-goers whom were all pretty much sipping on DeLeon and getting on bad on the dance floor like it was nobody’s business.  DJ M.O.S. had the place crazy in a good way, all our favorite Bay Boy tunes, some of the best 90s tracks to date on steady rotation, kept everyone on their feet dancing under the drone that circled the room recording all of it. It was a night to be remembered.

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Jennifer Aniston Claims To Be The ‘Original’ Butt Barer On A Magazine Cover!

Well, to be fair, it would’ve been a lot easier to break the internet back in 1996.

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While at the Hollywood premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 on Thursday, Jennifer Aniston bragged about baring her butt on the cover of Rolling Stone “way” before Kim Kardashian decided to get cheeky for PAPER Magazine:

“Oh, way, yeah. I was an original… [Mine] was just innocent, there’s nothing aggressive about that… Sorry, Kim K.”

What a trendsetter!

While Jennifer’s butt isn’t nearly as oiled up as Kimmy’s, it did make its way to a magazine first.

Do you think this photo would break the internet if it were released today?

[Image via Rolling Stone.]

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