LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27:  Host Damon Wayans onstage at the 2006 BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Damon Wayans backs Cosby on radio show
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Wayans appeared on Power 105's The Breakfast Club

He called the claims against Cosby a "money hustle"

The Hollywood Reporter  — 

Comedian Damon Wayans shared his theory on the reasons behind the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby when he visited Power 105’s The Breakfast Club on Friday.

“Tell the truth,” Wayans said about his advice for the Cosby Show star. “If I was him, I would divorce my wife, give her all my money and then I would go do a deposition. I would light one of [those] three-hour cigars. I’d have some wine and maybe a Quaalude, and I would just go off, because I don’t believe that he was raping. I believe he was in relationships with all of them, and then he’s like, ‘You know what? It’s 78. It don’t work like that no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all. Bye, b**ches,’ and then they’re like, ‘Oh, really? Rape!’ “

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Wayans called the claims against Cosby a “money hustle” and feels that some of the women found it hard to deal with rejection.

“If you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time …’ The first time? Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying and some of them really [are] un-rape-able. I just look at them and go, ‘You don’t want that. Get out of here,’ ” Wayans said.

He added: “How big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?”

The comedian also noted that other famous Hollywood names haven’t received the same backlash as Cosby for alleged sex crimes. Wayans called out Woody Allen and “7th Heaven’s” Stephen Collins as examples.

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“You know what Bill Cosby did wrong?” Wayans continued. “He started criticizing young black men. Then he lost us, and so we’re not supporting them. They see that opening, so you know what? Attack him, kill him. But the dude from ‘7th Heaven’ — his show is still on TV. Woody Allen is making shows and movies.”

Wayans also discussed co-creating “In Living Color,” being fired from “SNL” and the struggles of comedians before touching upon Tracy Morgan’s horrific car accident. According to Wayans, Morgan settled with Walmart to receive $90 million, although Morgan’s rep told TMZ that Wayans would have no knowledge of the exact figure.

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