We can't say we're surprised!
Looks like another one of Bill Cosby's final supporters is pulling away from him!
After the New York Times released a pretty damning deposition from a ten-year-old court case, the comedian has lost another endorsement.
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Cosby was set to appear in an upcoming documentary titled Painted Down about black stuntmen in Hollywood.
The film takes an in-depth look at the history of stuntmen in film and television and discusses the little-known or talked about history of white stunt performers who were painted black so they could play black actors.
With all of the news that's come out over the past week, Nonie Robinson, the film's producer said of the decision:
"Cosby is no longer attached to the project. We were the last project standing behind him, but now with Whoopi (Goldberg) and (Creative Artists Agency) pulling the plug, we must also disassociate and cut all ties with Cosby. It's the right thing to do in light of the recent court deposition being made public."
The reason Cosby was going to appear in the documentary was because he actually had quite the impact in regards to stunt people in Hollywood. In the 60s when he worked on the show I Spy, he noticed there were no black stunt people.
The former TV star protested this and the next day a black stunt-performer was hired — a move which ultimately helped to give traction to creating the Black Stuntmen's Association in 1967.
As admirable as something like that is, Cosby's reputation seems to be indelibly tarnished.
There are some crimes that no amount of respectable behavior can equal.
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