Jane Fonda: ‘Bill Cosby Should Be Behind Bars’
Veteran actress Jane Fonda has taken aim at Bill Cosby amid his ongoing sexual assault scandal, insisting the embattled comic deserves to be locked up.
Fonda, a feminist icon, was asked for her thoughts about comedian Damon Wayans’ radio comments where he said the allegations against Cosby amounted to nothing but a “money hoax.” The co-star of Netflix’s Grace & Frankie and cult classic Barbarella made it clear she didn’t agree, shaking her head and stating, “That is bad…”
She then attacked Cosby himself over the alleged sex attacks, adding, “Cosby should be behind bars.”
More than 50 women have gone public in the past year with decades-old accusations of inappropriate behavior and rape against The Cosby Show star, but he has never been charged with any crime relating to the allegations.
Wayans’ controversial comments came during a New York radio interview on Friday when he said, “If you listen to them (accusers) talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time…’ The first time? B**ch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying and some of them really (are) unrapeable [sic].”
The comedian has since been fighting off criticism over his statements via Twitter, insisting his words were taken out of context as he also expressed sympathy for any real rape victims during the interview.
He tweeted a clip of his on-air apology and added, “Stop twisting my words. Watch the entire interview before u condemn me [sic]!”
The news emerges as Cosby, 78, prepares for a deposition in an upcoming sexual assault case on October 9. The embattled actor is due to be quizzed about allegations he acted inappropriately with Judy Huth during a party at the Playboy Mansion in California in 1974, when she was just 15.