Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special over sexual assault accusations

Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special over sexual assault accusations

LOS ANGELES – NETFLIX  says it is postponing Bill Cosby’s upcoming standup comedy special.A spokesperson for the company says it is postponing the launch of “Bill Cosby 77.”

This follows accusations that Cosby has sexually assaulted several women.Cosby has remained silent, and his attorney, John P. Schmitt, issued a statement on  Sunday saying his client would not dignify “decade-old, discredited” claims of sexual abuse with a response.The 77-year-old Cosby was never criminally charged in any case.

Cosby gained worldwide fame in countries like Zimbabwe and South Africa for playing the loveable, fatherly role of  Dr  Cliff Huxtable in the sitcom the Cosby show. -Sapa-AP