Comedian Eddie Griffin defends Bill Cosby during interview
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In a recent interview with VladTV.com, comedian Eddie Griffin, best-known for the Malcolm & Eddie TV series and his stand-up work, defended the accused Bill Cosby, who is now facing a criminal charge for drugging and sexually assaulting a Canadian woman.
Griffin covers many reasons why Cosby is a “class act,” and talks about how the 1970s were a “different time.” He asserts that everybody had Quaaludes during that era (the drug Cosby is accused of using on his alleged victims), and questions why women were even going into a room with a married man in the first place. Griffin also wonders aloud why the accusers waited almost 30 years to bring charges against the once-beloved entertainer.
The comedian believes that it’s not just an individual thing with Cosby, either; Griffin attests that there is a “systematic effort to destroy every black male entertainer’s image” in Hollywood — including Michael Jackson and Michael Jordan — and brings up white director Roman Polanski, who was arrested and charged for having sex with a minor in 1977 but has fled to Europe and avoided extradition to the United States.
Cosby’s lawyer, Monique Pressley, said on the Today show this morning that her client is innocent.
“My client is not guilty,” she said. “And there will be no consideration on our part of any sort of arrangement.”
Watch Griffin discuss celebrity and the Cosby accusations in the video above.
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