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Bill Cosby Comedy Special Pulled on Netflix Amid New Rape Claims

Bill Cosby’s Netflix comedy special, which the streaming service had hoped would mark its entry in a big way into direct competition with HBO, has been postponed indefinitely in the wake of new rape allegations. The move follows a report two days ago in IM urging Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings to pull “Bill Cosby 77.” “The allegations are serious and come from multiple sources,” said IM Editor-in-Chief Keith Girard. “Cosby made matters worse by stonewalling a reporter who asked him to address the allegations....

Will Bill Cosby Rape Charges Sink Netflix’s Challenge to HBO Comedy?

Just when the boys at Netflix thought they have HBO right where they want ‘em — just days away from challenging HBO’s dominance in comedy with a legendary Bill Cosby comedy standup — yet another woman comes forward and accuses Cosby of rape. At this point, if you’re Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, shouldn't you seriously be considering pulling the plug on the Cosby train before it leaves the station?...