The unraveling of Bill Cosby’s reputation by way of a legion of women who claimed to have been drugged and raped by the formerly beloved icon does not sit well with Damon Wayans. During a recent sit down with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, the comedian offered his thoughts on the scandal, calling it a “money hustle.” Asked about in advice he offers Cosby, Wayans encouraged him to “tell the truth.”
“If I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink-wink, give her all my money, and then I would go do a deposition,” Wayans said. “I would light one of them three-hour cigars. I’d have some wine and maybe a Quaalude, and I would just go off, because I don’t believe that he was raping. I think that he was in relationships with all of them.”
Candidly expressing his disbelief in the accusations leveled against Cosby, Wayans questioned his alleged victims’ readiness to accept pills from the comedian. He also proposed that the women rallied against Cosby after he decided to discontinue relations with them. Wayans also offered a quip about the appearance of the accusers, referring to them as “un-rapeable.”
“How big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?” Wayans says in the interview. “If you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time…’ The first time? Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying and some of them really is un-rapeable. I look at them and go, ‘You don’t want that. Get outta here.’”
Relating to his own experiences, Wayans stated that fame often leads to women “throwing themselves” at celebrities. Though apologizing to any of the alleged victims who may have been raped, Wayans also questioned the allegations of drugging, by maintaining that Quaaludes were the “drug of choice” at the time of the alleged incidents. He also pointed out a juncture for Cosby that may have contributed to lack of support during the scandal.
“You know what Bill Cosby did wrong, he started criticizing young black men, and he lost us, and so we’re not supporting him. And they see that opening, so now, you know what, attack him. But the dude from 7th Heaven, his show’s still on TV.”
Wayans also discussed the new age of Internet comedians, his desire for the return of In Living Color, and his brief stint on Saturday Night Live. Watch the full interview below (the Bill Cosby discussion begins at the the 26:07 mark):