Damon Wayans On Cosby Accusers: Some Were “Unrapeable”
While in New York City for his show at Caroline’s Comedy Club, which is this weekend, Damon Wayans stopped by Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. During his chat with Charlamagne and the crew, the comedian—who celebrates his 55th birthday today— shared his opinions on the Bill Cosby rape scandal, and made questionable comments about the legendary comic’s accusers.
“Tell the truth. If I was him, I would divorce my wife *wink wink*, give her all of my money, then I would go through a deposition,” said Wayans. “I would light one of those three-hour cigars, [have some] wine and maybe a Quaalude, and I would just go off because I don’t believe he was raping [them], I think he was in relationships with all of them, and then he was like, ‘It’s 78, it don’t work no more. I can’t get it up for any of y’all. Bye b-tch-s.’ And then they were like, ‘Oh really? Rape!’”
The father of four went on to say that he finds it hard to believe that many of these women stayed silent for so long and even implied that some of the accusers weren’t attractive enough to be raped.
“I mean 40 years? How big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years?” he quipped. “But if you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Oh well, the first time.’ The first time? B-tch how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying. And some of them, really, is unrapeable. I look at them and go, ‘Nah, you don’t want that. Get out of here. Get up and get out of here.”
“I understand fame. I’ve lived it. Women will throw themselves at you. They just wanna be in your presence. Some will innocently come up there, but not 40 something women. They’re not that naïve. You’re telling me in 1965, he just walked into someone’s dressing room and put his penis in they mouth?”
Wayans also questioned why figures like Woody Allen and Stephen Collins who have been exposed for sexual misconduct haven’t been scrutinized in the manner that Cosby has been.
“You know what Cosby did wrong, he started criticizing young Black men, and he lost us. And they see that opening, so it’s like you know what? Attack him. But the dude from ‘7th Heaven,’ his show is still on TV. Woody Allen still making shows and movies. If it was my daughter, I would have killed Bill Cosby. But just sitting back looking at it, I just don’t believe it. I think it’s a money hustle.”
He later backtracked, and suggested that perhaps some of the women were being truthful with their accusations but maintained that at least some of the accusers were being dishonest.
“There may be some—and my heart goes out to them. If you were raped by Bill Cosby, I’m sorry, and I hope you get justice. You other b-tches… Look, ‘He gave me two pills,’ he wasn’t a doctor back then. They talking about he gave them two pills. That was the drug of choice like mollies is the drug of choice now. People do that to get in the mood. I can’t believe it.”
Wayans concluded by encouraging Cosby to come forward to share his side of the story.
“What’s the joy of banging someone who’s asleep?… Ain’t no charges against him, he’s innocent until proven guilty,” he said. “I want him to come out. I want to hear him say it. He’s articulate enough to just tell the truth. Have that conversation with Camille and tell her the truth. Then tell us the truth because this is not how your legacy should end.”