Bill Cosby, now accused by an estimated 50 women of rape and sexual molestation, is expected to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday to answer a deposition filed by one of the accusers, Judy Huth, and her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Then, Friday night, this: a "Dateline NBC" special which has assembled 27 of the accusers.
An extended clip aired on the "Today" show Friday morning. MSNBC anchor Kate Snow elicits a furious response from one of the women, when they are asked why anyone should believe them.
On Thursday, in an interview with The Associated Press, Malcolm-Jamal Warner -- Theo, of course, on "The Cosby Show" -- had this to say:
"My biggest concern is when it comes to images of people of color on television and film, no matter what ... negative stereotypes of people of color, we've always had 'The Cosby Show' to hold up against that. And the fact that we no longer have that, that's the thing that saddens me the most because in a few generations the Huxtables will have been just a fairy tale."
He said he had spoken with Cosby: "I think the things that we discussed really have to stay private between us. But it's just a bad situation all around -- for him, for his family, the women, their families, the legacy of the show ..."