The impending docuseries We Need To Talk About Cosby, which begins this Sunday, January 30th, has upset Bill Cosby’s representative.
Cosby’s spokesperson lambasted the new series in a statement to People, calling it a “PR Hack.“
“Let’s talk about Bill Cosby. Mr. Cosby has spent more than 50 years standing with the excluded; made it possible for some to be included; standing with the disenfranchised; and standing with those women and men who were denied respectful work …because of race and gender… within the expanses of the entertainment industries.”
The announcement was made just a few days before the W. Showtime is slated to telecast the Kamau Bell series. New and old footage, as well as interviews with many brave women who have come forward to share their traumatic experiences with Bill Cosby over the course of his nearly 60-year career, make up the docuseries.
Despite being previously sentenced to up to ten years in prison, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s sexual assault conviction last year. Celebrities, including former co-star Phylicia Rashad, reacted with skepticism to the news. Those people, according to rapper Kid Cudi, are “f*cking idiots.”
The spokesperson continues: “Mr. Cosby continues to be the target of numerous media that have, for too many years, distorted and omitted truths … intentionally. Despite media’s repetitive reports of allegations against Mr. Cosby, none have ever been proven in any court of law. Let’s talk about Bill Cosby. Mr. Cosby vehemently denies all allegations waged against him. Let’s talk about Bill Cosby. He wants our nation to be what it proclaims itself to be: a democracy.”
The first episode of We Need To Talk About Cosby airs January 30th, at 10 pm ET on Showtime.