In 2017, singer R. Kelly put on doubt about the dozens of rape accusations against comedian Bill Cosby, saying in an interview: “When you wait 70 years, 50 years, 40 years, to say something so simple, it is strange,” adding: “You know why I say it is because it happened to me, and it wasn’t true. “
When Jimmy Kimmel told his late-night audience about Cosby’s comments Wednesday night, he was met with some laughs. “Oh, this is not a joke,” he added. As explained by the host, Cosby spokesperson said that the comedian believes that Kelly was “screwed up” and “misled” by the justice system and that his “constitutional rights were seriously abused.”
“And if anyone knows about ‘serious abuse,’ it’s Bill Cosby,” Kimmel joked between groans. “It’s a shame he canceled his comedy tour because he clearly still has it.”
Kimmel similarly mocked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for betting on the #FreeBritney movement instead of tackling bigger issues in Congress.
“Since when is Ted Cruz in favor of women making their own decisions?” I ask. “That is new. He’s so desperate to get a celebrity to like you. I mean, forget it, Ted, even Kirstie Alley thinks you’re an idiot. “
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