Bill Maher’s Ex-Girlfriend Insinuates That He Used The N-Word Frequently During Their Relationship

Coco Johnsen, the black ex-girlfriend of comedian and late-night host Bill Maher, spoke to TMZ about the recent controversy regarding his use of the N-word on his HBO show, Real Time With Bill Maher.

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According to Johnsen, who dated Maher for a year-and-a-half, this wouldn’t be the first time she’s heard Maher use the word.

“I’ve heard the word many times,” Johnsen said to the cameras, insinuating that Maher said it a few times around her. “I don’t think he’s racist. But he probably did it for shock value.”

“I just think that anyone who uses the n-word is insensitive,” she continued. She also noted that someone as smart as Maher shouldn’t use such an ignorant word.

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“Just use another word the next time. I’m sure that he’s learned his lesson. Maybe a little sensitivity training at the NAACP could be of some use.”