Hugh Hefner calls Bill Cosby rape allegations 'saddening'

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Hugh Hefner Calls Cosby Rape Allegations 'Saddening'

Bill Cosby's close friend Hugh Hefner is speaking out about the sexual assault allegations against the comedian, including one that allegedly happened at Hefner's home.

Judy Huth is suing Cosby for sexual battery. She accuses him of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 15.

On Saturday, Hugh Hefner released a statement, saying: "Bill Cosby has been a good friend for many years and the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening. I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved."

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** FILE ** In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, Bill Cosby, perennial host of the Playboy Jazz Festival, right, and Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner greet each other at a party to announce the lineup of the upcoming 30th annual festival, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
** FILE ** In this Feb. 27, 2008 file photo, Bill Cosby, perennial host of the Playboy Jazz Festival , right, and Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner, second from left, join jazz greats Herbie Hancock, left, and Dee Dee Bridgewater a party to announce the lineup of the upcoming 30th annual festival, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Hancock and Bridgewater will both perform at the Playboy Jazz Festiv, which spans two days, June 14-15 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
Los Angeles, CA - OCTOBER 25: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Hefner attend Playboy Mansion's Annual Halloween Bash at The Playboy Mansion on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
HOLMBY HILLS, CA - MAY 15: Playboy Founder and Editor in Chief Hugh M. Hefner (L) and 2014 Playmate Of The Year Kennedy Summers attend Playboy's 2014 Playmate Of The Year Announcement and Reception at The Playboy Mansion on May 15, 2014 in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Playboy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Cooper Hefner (L) and Hugh Hefner pose with Playmate Bunnies at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Hugh Hefner poses at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 16: Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy Bunnies, Playmate of the Year 2013 Raquel Pomplun (2nd L) and Miss December 2009 Crystal Hefner (2nd R) at Playboy's 60th Anniversary special event on January 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Playboy)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 03: Actor/comedian George Lopez (L) and Hugh Hefner attend Hugh Hefner's annual Midsummer Night's Dream party held at the Playboy Mansion on August 3, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 15: Publisher Hugh Hefner attends a press conference at the 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival - Day 1 at the Hollywood Bowl on June 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: (L-R) Cooper Hefner, Playboy Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun, Hugh Hefner and Jaclyn Swedberg attend the 2013 Playmate Of The Year announcement at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 09: Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner (R) and his wife Playboy Playmate Crystal Hefner (L) attend the 2013 Playmate Of The Year announcement at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner at his home (aka Playboy Mansion) in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
In this Oct. 13, 2011 photo, American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner is seen surrounded by books at his home at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner at his home (aka Playboy Mansion) in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses for photos at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Model Anna Berglund, left, Hugh Hefner, center, and model Crystal Harris arrive at the world premiere of the newly restored feature film "An American in Paris" during the opening night of the TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner and Anna Berglund share a front row center box in a capacity crowd at the 32nd annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles Saturday, June 12, 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
FILE - Hugh Hefner, left, and Crystal Harris arrives at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles in this April 26, 2010 file photo. Hefner says he's gotten engaged again. Hefner said in a Twitter message early Saturday Dec. 24, 2010 that he'd given a ring to girlfriend and Playmate Crystal Harris, saying she burst into tears. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner at his home (aka Playboy Mansion) in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
Hugh Hefner, left, and model Crystal Harris at a party celebrating the release of the book "Hugh Hefner's Playboy" a limited edition anthology by Taschen in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Hugh Hefner, second from right, arrives with twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon, left, and Crystal Harris at the 2009 Fox Reality Channel Really Awards in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Identical twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Hugh Hefner, second from right, and Crystal Harris, right, arrive at the taping of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Awards honoring actor Michael Douglas in Culver City, Calif. on Thursday, June 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
American magazine publisher, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, Hugh Hefner at his home (aka Playboy Mansion) in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Kristian Dowling)
** EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT ** Security guards escort a striker out of the stage as tv host Paolo Bonolis, left, and Hugh Hefner, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, look on during the "Festival di Sanremo" Italian song contest, in San Remo, Italy, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar)
Striker invades the stage of the "Festival di Sanremo" Italian song contest, as Hugh Hefner, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, looks on, in San Remo, Italy, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar)
From left, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison, and Kendra Wilkinson arrive at the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award dinner honoring Warren Beatty in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
55th Anniversary Playmate Dasha Astafieva, of Ukraine, right, poses with Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008. Astafieva is featured in Playboy's 55th Anniversary issue which will be released on Dec. 12, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Hugh Hefner, second from the left, and others sit in a in a luxury suite as they attend an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Creator and publisher of Playboy magazine Hugh Hefner with guests (left to right) Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison from " The Girls Next Door" arrive at the Spike TV "Guys Choice" award show in Los Angeles, Friday, May 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Hugh Hefner, left, and Holly Madison are seen during the Playmate of the Year luncheon at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Hugh Hefner with girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison arrive for the 134th Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Harpe)
Hugh Hefner, leftt, watches as Playboy's 2008 Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole, of Canada, speaks on stage during the Playmate of the Year luncheon at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 8, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner arrives as the Boston Celtics play the Los Angeles Lakers in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Hugh Hefner poses with Bridget Marquardt, left, Kendra Wilkinson and Sara Jean Underwood during Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals Tuesday, June 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
** EDS NOTE NUDITY ** Hugh Hefner answers questions during a casting session at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. On Jan. 16, 2008, Playboy launched a multi-city tour in search of a 55th Anniversary Playmate, who will appear in the magazineÕs January 2009 issue. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Hugh Hefner, right, poses for a portrait during a casting session at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008. On Jan. 16, Playboy launched a multi-city tour in search of a 55th Anniversary Playmate, who will appear in the magazine's January 2009 issue. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
(L-R) Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson arrive at the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award event honoring Al Pacino in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 7, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
**FILE** Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner poses with Sara Jean Underwood, Playboy's Playmate of the Year for 2007, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles Thursday, May 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Sara Jean Underwood, Playboy's Playmate of the Year for 2007, joins Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles Thursday, May 3, 2007. "I thought I was going to puke," she told The Associated Press. "I thought I was going to faint. I thought I was going to cry. It was every emotion you can imagine one would feel when given such an honor." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Jay Leno, left, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison pose for photographs at the 80th birthday "Sahl-ute" to comic Mort Sahl, Thursday, June 28, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson)
In this photo released by Playboy, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner poses with producer Brian Grazer during Playboy's annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/James Trevenen, Playboy)
In this photo released by Playboy, from left, Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, and Holly Madison pose together during Playboy's annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/James Trevenen, Playboy)
Hugh Hefner poses at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles on Thursday April 5,2007. Hugh Hefner's Playboy will offer three upcoming Smith tributes: a 10-page pictorial in the magazine's May issue, an hour long retrospective on the Playboy Channel and an online memorial on Playboy.com. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
From left to right, Playboy Models Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison, Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, and Playboy Model Bridget Marquardt, react to the "Catacombs" at the Playboy Mansion Haunted House in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, second right, holds a birthday cake with girlfriends Kendra Wilkinson, left, Bridget Marquardt, second left and Holly Madison, right, during a photocall to celebrate his 80th birthday at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France Thursday, May 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner poses in front of the Playboy Mansion Haunted House in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, second from right, arrives with his three girlfriends to watch auto racing at the Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, Calif., Sunday, April 9, 2006. Hefner turned 80-years-old Sunday. From left to right, are: Kendra Wilkinson, Holly Madison, Hefner and Bridget Marquardt. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, left, answers questions during a news conference at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. Shown here with Hefner are Holly Madison, center, and Kendra Wilkinson, right. After the visit to Walt Disney World, Hefner and his entourage are to head to Jacksonville, were he's throwing his legendary Playboy Super Bowl party. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Playboy Enterprises impresario Hugh Hefner poses next to a laser-generated image of his head on a computer screen following a laser scanning session, Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, Calif. The resulting image will be used to create an exact wax model of his head for a figure at the Hollywood Wax Museum. The technology, used here for the first time for a wax figure, is the same type used in the creation of high-tech maps and in the manufacture of mechanical parts for jets and automobiles. The completed figure will be unveiled in Hollywood in November. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, left, chats with a Playboy playmate as they attend the Los Angeles Dodgers' and Cincinnati Reds' baseball game at Dodger Stadium Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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New York Friars Club Roasts Playboy founder Hugh Hefner at the New York Hilton Hotel in N ew York City. 9/29/2001. Pictured: Ice-T, Kylie Bax and Hugh Hefner. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: ***EXCLUSIVE*** (L to R) Publisher Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy models Holy Madison (L) and Tiffany Holiday during Tiffany's birthday party at Koi restaurant September 12, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
Hugh Hefner and Gene Simmons at the Gene Simmons' 'Tongue Magazine' release party at Barfly in West Hollywood, Ca. Tuesday, June 11, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect. *** Exclusive*****
400796 01: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner (C) poses with his playmates outside Las Palmas club February 6, 2002 in West Hollywood, CA. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Publisher Hugh Hefner poses with Playboy models Tiffany Holiday and Summer Altice during Tiffany Holiday's birthday party at Koi restaurant September 12, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Klein/Getty Images)
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Victoria Silvstedt, former Miss Sweden, poses with Playboy Editor in Chief Hugh Hefner for a photograph Thursday, May 1, 1997 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Silvstedt is Playboy's Magazine's Playmate of the Year for 1997. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, center, rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, April 13, 2000. Joining Hefner on the podium is NYSE Chairman Richard A. Grasso, left, "The Bentley Twins, " and William R. Johnston, president and chief operating officer. (AP Photo/NYSE, Mel Nudelman)
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner laughs with reporters before a ceremony Tuesday, April 11, 2000, honoring Hefner with a street sign on Chicago's near North Side. The honorary street sign came under fire by the City Council who rejected the proposal Monday but the decision was reversed during a meeting the council's finance committee Tuesday. Hefner his flanked by his twin girlfriends Mandy, left, and Sandy Bentley. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)
Hugh Hefner relaxes in red satin pajamas with the first copy of Playboy magazine in his Holmby Hills estate in Los Angeles recently. Hefner turns 70-years-old Tuesday, April 9, 1996. The first magazine in 1953 featured a nude Marilyn Monroe. (AP Photo/Playboy, Elayne Lodge)
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner shown Oct. 11, 1977. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)
Hugh Hefner, 51, the man who in 1954 took $3,600, started a magazine called Playboy and turned it into an entertainment empire worth, by his estimate, around $200 million, talks about his coming late night TV show, Playboys Playmate Party, May 7, 1977, Los Angeles, Calif. The show is a 90-minute house party taped at his million dollar mansion last month and will be aired on Thursday on ABC. Among other things, it will tell the nation which of his centerfold ladies will be chosen Playmate of the Year. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Publisher Hugh Hefner, right, and companion Barbi Benton shown after their arrival of the Playboy jet at Hollywood-Burbank airport, March 17, 1970, Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Playboy philosopher Hugh Hefner says his 200 million dollar empire is setting down after a flamboyant youth and a tumultuous adolescence, Nov. 16, 1977. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)
Playboy Bunnies welcome Hugh Hefner on the inaugural flight of his new DC-9 jetliner, The Big Bunny, March 17, 1970. The women are unidentified. (AP Photo/George Brich)
Hugh Hefner, publisher of playboy magazine shown in 1970. (AP Photo)
Hugh Hefner, left, and girlfriend Barbi Benton, center, are served by N.Y. Playboy Club Bunny Cheri upon arrival at La Guardia aboard the Big Bunny, Heffners personal 5½ million dollar DC-9 jet, March 1970, New York. Hefner is in New York for two days of business conferences and personal appearances in connection with his far-flung Playboy Empire. (AP Photo)
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The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigations Huth's claim.

Other celebrities have taken to Cosby's defense.

The 77-year-old comedian broke his silence on Twitter to thank Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott for their support.

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Last month Goldberg came to Cosby's defense on an episode of "The View," saying she was skeptical of sexual assault claims made by one of his accusers Barbara Bowman and questioned why she didn't go to the police at the time of the incident.

And after Scott was asked to sign a petition in favor of Cosby ending his relationship with Temple University, she tweeted: "So they've proven the alleged allegations? I didn't know. Will they also be giving him back the millions he's donated?"

The accusations against Cosby have also cost him projects with NBC and Netflix as well as numerous comedy tour performances.

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Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest woman to share her private experience with comedian Bill Cosby, admitting on the TODAY, 'he tried to kiss me.'
Entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. Cosby told the crowd during a 20-minute address that “we don’t forget about ours,” as he spoke about the importance of the memorial along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Bill Cosby has finally broken his silence. The 77-year-old actor has been under fire after 20 women -- including model Janice Dickinson -- have come forward accusing the Cosby Show alum of sexual assault.Cosby tweeted thanks to two of his celebrity supporters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jill Scott, on Wednesday, Dec. 3. He wrote ,"Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg," as well as, “Thank you @MissJillScott, from the Cosby Family."Goldberg defended the accused star during a heated discussion on The View on Nov.
Attorney Gloria Allred, right, comforts her client, Chelan, no last name given, who claims she was victimized by Bill Cosby, during a news conference at Allred's office in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. In recent weeks, more than a dozen women have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually abusing them. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Attorney Gloria Allred, center, holds her proposed Waiver of Statute of Limitations for Bill Cosby as accusors Helen Hayes, left, and Chelan, no last name given, listen during a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. In recent weeks, more than a dozen women have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually abusing them. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorney Gloria Allred (2nd from L) speaks during a press conference with alleged victims of Bill Cosby; Chelan, Beth Ferrie and Helen Hayes, on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by approximately 20 women. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorney Gloria Allred (2nd from L) speaks during a press conference with alleged victims of Bill Cosby; Helen Hayes, Chelan and Beth Ferrier, on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by approximately 20 women. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorney Gloria Allred (L) speaks at a press conference with Chelan (R), an alleged victim of Bill Cosby, on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by approximately 20 women. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorney Gloria Allred (R) speaks at a press conference with Chelan (C) and Helen Hayes (L), alleged victims of Bill Cosby, on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by approximately 20 women. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorney Gloria Allred (2nd from R) speaks during a press conference with alleged victims of Bill Cosby; Chelan, Beth Ferrie and Helen Hayes, on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by approximately 20 women. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Attorney Gloria Allred (2nd from L) speaks during a press conference with alleged victims of Bill Cosby; Chelan, Beth Ferrie and Helen Hayes, on December 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by approximately 20 women. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Nurse Therese Serignese, 57, discusses her experience with comedian Bill Cosby at her home on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Boca Raton, Fla. Serignese said the television icon raped her in 1976 when she was 19 years old following a show in Las Vegas. Cosby spokesman David Brokaw did not respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
Jewel Allison is accusing Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her 25 years ago when she was an aspiring model and actress. Friday November 21, 2014. (Photo by Debbie Egan-Chin/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
VIDEO FRAME GRAB - Barbara Bowman of Scottsdale, Arizona accused actor/comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her. (Erin OConnor For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
In this May 12, 2011 file photo Comedian Bill Cosby attends Temple University's commencement ceremonies in Philadelphia. Temple University has announced that Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid more than a dozen sexual-assault allegations. The 77-year-old entertainer has been a highly visible cheerleader of his alma mater in Philadelphia and a board member since 1982. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On Thursday, Temple University said Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him.
Bill Cosby during 'Fat Albert' Philadelphia Premiere - Arrivals at Temple University Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. On Thursday, Temple University said Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 12: Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University's commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 12: Bill Cosby attends the 2011 Temple University Commencement at the Liacouras Center on May 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Bill Cosby and Patti LaBelle appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 4th June 2014. Bill Cosby speaks at the Lewis Katz's memorial service at Temple University on June 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. © Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT/Alamy Live News
Comedian Bill Cosby is seen during a news conference wearing a circa 1940s Temple University football uniform in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 31, 2007. Cosby a former Temple football player participated in a news conference to unveil new Temple football uniforms. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University's commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
TODAY -- Pictured: Bill Cosby appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Aug. 31, 2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - Bill Cosby a Temple alum prior to the start of the game. In a game being played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple leads Villanova at the half, by a score of 28-10, in the battle of the Mayors Cup. (Credit Image: © Mike McAtee/ZUMAPRESS.com)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3387 -- Pictured: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby on June 15, 2007 -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Master of Ceremonies Bill Cosby at The 2008 Grammy Salute to Jazz at The Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles California on February 5, 2008. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage)
Entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby speaks during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Temple University in Philadelphia. On Thursday, Temple University said Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him.
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, Camille Cosby watches her husband Bill Cosby pause during a news conference about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: Comedian Bill Cosby attends the 2014 American Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on April 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
American actors Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad pose in character for a promotional photograph for the CBS sitcom 'Cosby,' June 17, 1996. (Photo by CBS Photo Archives/Getty Images)
MORRISTOWN, NJ - OCTOBER 19: Bill Cosby performs in concert at Mayo Performing Arts Center on October 19, 2014 in Morristown, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
MORRISTOWN, NJ - OCTOBER 19: Bill Cosby performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on October 19, 2014 in Morristown City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0110 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Bill Cosby during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on August 18, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BOSTON - MAY 18: Comedian Bill Cosby received an honorary degree during Boston University's 141st commencement ceremony on May 18, 2014 at Nickerson Field. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was the commencement speaker. Comedian Bill Cosby and actress Mayim Bialik both received honorary degrees. (Photo by Dina Rudick/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - APRIL 27: Comedian Bill Cosby attends 2014 American Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, United States on 26 April, 2014. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actor Bill Cosby leaves the 'Today Show' taping at the NBC Rockefeller Center Studios on May 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby performs onstage at Funny Or Die Clubhouse + Facebook Pop-Up HQ @ SXSW - Day 2 on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 03: Bill Cosby speaks at the Jackie Robinson Foundation 2014 Awards Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for the Jackie Robinson Foundation)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4566 -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Bill Cosby talks with actor Chris Pratt during a commercial break on November 13, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 11: Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on November 11, 2013 in Washington City. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Bill Cosby (L) and host Joe Madison visit Town Hall at SiriusXM Studios on November 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: Bill Cosby and Tempestt Bledsoe visit 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on January 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 13: Ryan Lavarnway #60 of the Boston Red Sox talks with actor Bill Cosby in the Red Sox dugout before a game against the New York Yankees on September 13, 2012 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 16: Bill Cosby performs onstage at the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on June 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Peter Sherman/Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Bill Cosby performs with Cos of Good Music during the first day of the 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival at The Hollywood Bowl on June 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Bill Cosby appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Comedian Bill Cosby at Temple University's commencement Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
TODAY -- Pictured: Bill Cosby appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 15: Comedian and social activist Bill Cosby speaks during the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3829 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor/comedian Bill Cosby during an interview with host Jay Leno on May 17, 2010 (Photo by Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 13: Host Bill Cosby performs with the Cos of Good Music Band on day 1 of the 31st Annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on June 13, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Bill Cosby -- Air Date 08/01/2008 -- Episode 3599 -- Pictured: Actor/comedian Bill Cosby arrives on August 1, 2008 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Bill Cosby during the 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year Honors Aretha Franklin at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2008. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 19: Author Alvin F. Poussaint and actor Bill Cosby speak before signing copies of 'Come on People: On the Path from Victims to Victors' at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Lincoln Center on December 19, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 19: Bill Cosby arrives at the Esquie Magazine and Village Academies event honoring Bill Cosby at Esquire North November 19, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 14: (AFP OUT) Entertainer Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios October 14, 2007 in Washington, DC. Cosby spoke on the new book he co-authored 'Come On, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors.' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images for Meet the Press)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Comedian Bill Cosby backstage during the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on March 2, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP)
THE BILL COSBY SHOW -- Pictured: Bill Cosby as Chet Kincaid (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE BILL COSBY SHOW -- Pictured: Bill Cosby as Chet Kincaid (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE COSBY SHOW -- Pictured: (back row, l-r) Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Theodore 'Theo' Huxtable, Phylicia Rashad as Clair Hanks Huxtable, Sabrina Le Beauf as Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux, Geoffrey Owens as Elvin Tibideaux, Tempestt Bledsoe as Vanessa Huxtable, (front row, l-r) Bill Cosby as Dr. Heathcliff 'Cliff' Huxtable, Keshia Knight Pulliam as Rudy Huxtable - (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ME-Cosby Photos by Michael Williamson NEG #180452 5/16/06 -- BILL COSBY BRINGS HIS SERIES OF 'CALL OUT' PANEL SESSIONS TO U.D.C: Bill Cosby addessed the audience at UDC with a mixture of seriousness and some humor. (Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby emphasizes a point while addressing a roomful of activists gathered at the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund, Chicago, IL, 2004. (Photo by Robert Abbott Sengstacke/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 17: Comedian Bill Cosby and Tracy Mourning in his dressing room at Alonzo Mourning's 8th Annual Zo's Summer Groove 'A Night In Paradise' charity event at parrot Jungle Island on July 17, 2004 in Miami. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
Bill Cosby during 3rd Annual 'A Great Night in Harlem' Benefit Concert at The Apollo Theatre in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic)
Bill Cosby recipient of The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
WACO, TX - SEPTEMBER 4: Comedian Bill Cosby accepts an honorary degree from Baylor University at Floyd Casey Stadium September 4, 2003 in Waco, Texas. Cosby performed at the event for free in an effort to boost morale after the killing of basketball player Patrick Dennehy's and the negative publicity that has followed. (Photo by Matt Archer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 4: Comic Bill Cosby attending 'An Evening With Bill Cosby' on November 4, 1987 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 15: Comic Bill Cosby attending First Annual Apollo Theater Hall of Fame Induction on June 15, 1993 at the Apollo Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
QUEENS, NY - AUGUST 26: Comic Bill Cosby attending Seventh Annual Robert F. Kennedy Tennis Tournament on August 26, 1978 at Forest Hills in Queens, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
CENTURY PLAZA, CA - MAY 23: Comic Bill Cosby attending 20th Annual Studio Museum Gala on May 23, 1988 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
WHITE PLAINS, NY - AUGUST 17: Comic Bill Cosby attending 'Press Conference for Arthur Ashe Pro-Celebrity AIDS Tennis Challenge' on August 17, 1994 in White Plains, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 31: Comic Bill Cosby attending 'Putman Berkley Authors Gala' on may 31, 1991 at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 18: Comic Bill Cosby backstage attending 'Bill Cosby Performance' on February 18, 1967 at The Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 2: Singer Al Green and comic Bill Cosby attending the opening of 'Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God' on October 2, 1982 at the Alvin Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 4: Comic Bill Cosby attending 'New York Mission Society Gala' on November 4, 1987 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
QUEENS, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Comic Bill Cosby attending '1986 U.S. Open' on September 7, 1986 at Flushing Meadow in Queens, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Bill Cosby as he leaves the Latin Quarter for Tito Puente celebration on his release of his new CD.(Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 01: Bill Cosby speaking at CBS midtown headquarters. Cosby announced he's coming to the network with a new show in 1996. (Photo by Budd Williams/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 15 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Bill Cosby during an interview with and host Jay Leno on June 12, 1992 (Photo by Wendy Perl/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 06: Bill Cosby (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
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