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Comedian Hannibal Buress Defends Calling Bill Cosby “A Rapist” On Stage



Last week, comedian Hannibal Buress fired several shots at fellow comedian Bill Cosby and now he is addressing the comments and allegations made during his show.

During Buress’ set at the Philadelphia’s Trocadero Theatre on Thursday night, the New York native slammed Cosby, even going as far as to call him “a rapist” and “the fu**king smuggest old black man public persona that I hate.”

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During an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday morning, the Burress not only addressed the comments made about the 77-year-old, but also defended his jokes.

“It’s a weird thing,” he said. “Somebody filmed my show in Philly, [but] I’ve been doing that bit off and on for six months, talking about the Cosby situation. But it’s just information that’s out there, you know?”

In 2005, a woman filed a lawsuit alleging that Cosby had drugged and raped her two years earlier. 13 other women also come forward accusing the comedian of rape, but none of the complaints resulted in charges against the former The Cosby Show star.

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