Kanye West says Bill Cosby is innocent. Sarah Silverman is having none of it.
Kanye West – the king of saying dumb things – is just two days away from the release of his new album. I guess he’ll do whatever he can to get people talking about him.
But the questionable tweet – put up last night – isn’t doing the 38-year-old rapper and husband of Kim Kardashian any favors.
BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
Within an hour, the tweet – ‘BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!’ – received 23,000 likes and over 21,000 re-tweets. But that’s not the end of the story. Many of the responses slammed West as inappropriate and just plain stupid.
KANYE WEST – BILL COSBY IS INNOCENT! – SARAH SILVERMAN FIGHTS BACK
Sarah Silverman led the charge against the singer. The comedian fired back with: ‘Kanye!! You can’t be for real. FIFTY WOMEN. With nothing to gain thanks to a statute of limitations ON RAPE. Oy.’
Kanye!! You can’t be for real. FIFTY WOMEN. With nothing to gain thanks to a statute of limitations ON RAPE. Oy. https://t.co/3ekYD43uMs
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 9, 2016
People on Twitter immediately supported Silverman and tweeted similar responses at West.
KANYE WEST RELEASING NEW ALBUM
West is releasing his new album tomorrow and will perform on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. About a month ago, he mentioned Cosby in a song titled “Facts.” Because, apparently, Kanye knows all the facts of the Bill Cosby case.
“Do anybody feel bad for Bill Cosby?” he rapped in the song. “Did he forget the names just like Steve Harvey?” Ok, I have no idea what Steve Harvey has to do with any of this, but you go, Kanye.
JANICE DICKINSON’S DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST BILL COSBY’S LAWYER TOSSED OUT
A defamation case filed against Cosby’s lawyer was dismissed yesterday. The claim was brought by model Janice Dickinson against Cosby’s lawyer Martin Singer. Singer publicly denied her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.
However, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Debre Katz Weintraub did not dismiss defamation allegations made against Cosby in the same lawsuit.
Weintraub ruled that Dickinson cannot sue attorney Martin Singer because his denial of her allegations was known to her at the time she sued Cosby in May. Dickinson’s lawyers later amended her lawsuit to add the defamation allegations against Singer.
“We are very pleased with the ruling,” Singer’s attorney Andrew Brettler said. “We believe the court got it right.”
Also on Tuesday, Cosby’s lawyers asked that a separate defamation lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts be put on hold while he defends himself in a criminal case in Pennsylvania. He’s accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
In the Massachusetts case, seven women allege that Cosby defamed them when his representatives branded them as liars after they went public with allegations he sexually assaulted them decades ago. Cosby has denied their allegations and has filed a countersuit against them.
Dickinson has said that Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, California, in 1982. She never reported the rape to authorities. She was afraid that her career would be damaged and that Cosby would retaliate.
The statute of limitations has passed on suing for rape or other allegations directly related to the incident.